Wesley Snipes Weighs In on the Troubles Facing the New MCU ‘Blade’

Will we ever get the new ‘Blade’ movie!

Wesley Snipes has taken a swipe at the ongoing production issues plaguing the new Blade movie. Despite being scheduled for a November 7, 2025 release, the project faces uncertainty due to recent setbacks. Starring Mahershala Ali, this new Blade film will be the first installment in the series since 2004’s Blade: Trinity, marking a 20-year hiatus.

Snipes, known for his role in the 1998 Blade adaptation, appears to be enjoying Marvel’s current challenges. In a recent post on X (Twitter), Snipes took playful shots at Marvel Studios, starting with a casual “Lordy Lordy Lordy.” He questioned whether the superhero powerhouse was still searching for that elusive “secret sauce,” and remarked that “Daywalkers make it look easy.”

Marvel Studios is grappling with ongoing production challenges following the departure of Yann Demange, who recently exited his directorial role for Blade, just two years after joining the project. It’s been more than six years since Kevin Feige brought Ali onstage at San Diego Comic-Con to announce his arrival in the MCU. However, the only reference to Blade in the MCU thus far is the post-credit scene in Eternals, where he briefly interacts with Kit Harington’s Black Knight, albeit off-screen.

Wesley Snipes initially brought Blade to life, aka Eric Brooks, Blade is a human-vampire hybrid (Daywalker) on a mission to eliminate vampires. Directed by Stephen Norrington, Blade proved to be a surprise success, grossing $131.2 million and inspiring two sequels. Guillermo Del Toro’s Blade II in 2002 and David S. Goyer’s Blade: Trinity both achieved box office success.

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Mahershala Ali is confronted with the formidable task of filling Wesley Snipes’ shoes, a challenge acknowledged by Snipes himself, who remarked that Ali has “heck of a job on his hands.” Considering Snipes’ trilogy still resonates with today’s standards Ali has his hands full  but he has exhibited more than enough patience over the past six years as an Oscar winner. So Let’s hope Marvel swiftly gets this project up and running.

Blade is currently scheduled to hit cinemas November 7, 2025.

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