Marvel shocked fans during its 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel when it announced plans for a new Blade movie starring Ali, and even though he was left out of all the planning ... Wesley is cool with it.
Fans felt like Snipes was the only person to reprise the role, although the last film, "Blade: Trinity", was released over 15 years ago.
Snipes gave ComicBook.com a statement on the issue, and tried to keep peace among the "Blade" family.
“To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew - always a fan," Snipes said.
He continued, "Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together. Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.”
A release date for the new "Blade" has yet to be announced.
"Blade" was part of a huge reveal of upcoming Marvel Studios projects that include "Black Widow" on May 1, 2020, "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" in Fall of 2020, "The Eternals" on November 6, 2020, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" on February 12, 2021, "WandaVision" in Spring 2021, "Loki" in Spring 2021, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" on May 7, 2021, "What If…?" In Summer 2021, "Hawkeye" in Fall 2021 and finally, "Thor: Love and Thunder" on November 5, 2021.
If you weren't a fan of superhero movies yet, you better get on board.