'Blade' Reboot Director to Pay Tribute to Wesley Snipes' Trilogy

Noting that “we can’t deny what Wesley Snipes did.”

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Bassam Tariq, the director of the upcoming Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali, shared that they will pay tribute to Wesley Snipes‘ original trilogy.

The filmmaker paid his respects to Snipes in a recent interview with IndieWire and shared his thrill in working on the new reboot. “What’s exciting about the film that we’re making is [there] hasn’t been a canon for ‘Blade,’ as we’re reading through the comics and everything,” Tariq said. “Him being a daywalker is the one thing that’s been established, and you know we can’t deny what Wesley Snipes did, which was he basically got this whole ball rolling. A Black man created the superhero world that we’re in, that’s just the truth. For me to now be working with somebody as talented and a juggernaut as Mahershala Ali, and the writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour, I’m just so — I’m so honored to be working with real Black juggernauts and Black talent. For me to just be with them in this room and listen and learn as I build this out, it’s really an honor.”

Production for the upcoming Blade film is set to begin in July 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

In other Marvel news, Angelina Jolie revealed why she decided to join the cast of Eternals.

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