On July 20, Marvel Studios revealed that a “Blade” reboot is in the works during their San Diego Comic-Con presentation.
The 1998 film is coming back to life, but now it will exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring Mahershala Ali as Blade.
So what does the OG Blade, a.k.a. Wesley Snipes have to say about this?
ET Canada’s Keshia Chanté had the chance to speak to Snipes at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Maybe I’ll come back as some other type of character. Who knows,” Snipes says on the possibility of working with Marvel Studios.
“You never know! I mean, you know, I’ve been up and down with the Marvel clan from day one so you never know. I can do a lot of different things.”
Yes, he can! After all, he is THE ultimate Blade.
The 57-year-old actor also has “Coming 2 America” to look forward to– the 2020 sequel to the 1988 comedy “Coming To America”.
“Yes, I’m in ‘Coming To America 2’ with Eddie [Murphy]. I am General Izzi,” says Snipes. “You know because we make it Izzi. So you don’t have to worry. We’re not going to raid you today. Maybe tomorrow. You never know. We will see,” the actor jokes around as he meshes both characters Blade and General Izzi together.
In “Coming 2 America” Akeem (Murphy’s character) discovers he has a long-lost son in America who is the implausible heir to the throne of Zamunda. Akeem returns to the United States to meet his far-fetched son.
However, this won’t be the only film Snipes and Murphy will have worked on.
The comedic duo star in “Dolemite Is My Name” together, which premiered at TIFF on Saturday night.
When asked what it was like to work alongside Murphy, Snipes only had one thing to say, “Fantastic.”
“The most surreal moment was Eddie and I have a dramatic moment in the scene. Eddie is being dramatic and I’m kind of being a little kind of on the funny side and it was surreal to think ‘wow, I’m doing a dramatic scene with Eddie Murphy’.”
“That’s one of the checks on the box,” says the actor. But, we can’t imagine the iconic Wesley Snipes having any boxes. “Oh yeah, yeah, yeah! There’s just some boxes I haven’t checked yet. So we got some work to do,” Snipes explained.
Hopefully, that work wiggles its way into the “Blade” reboot.