Wesley Snipes Says the Success of 'Blade' Remake Depends on the Fans: 'The People Dec

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Wesley Snipesis looking forward to seeing what Marvel will do with his legacy. Back in the '90s, Snipes starred as the half-human/half-vampire Daywalker in a trilogy ofBlademovies, and now, more than 20 years later,Bladeis being rebooted by Marvel StudioswithMahershala Alitaking up the mantle.

"I'm one thousand percent supportive of it. I think it's great. Go for it, my man," Snipestold ETin February of Ali's casting, adding that he's excited to see what Ali will do with the character.

Nine months later, he'sechoing the sentiment.

"People are so fascinated with the Blade character and the world and what I am gonna do and if [Ali] will do well. I think he will do well," the 59-year-old actor told ET's Lauren Zima, revealing that he spoke with Ali "months ago."

"My question is not with him, it’s the people around him. It takes something great and very special to make an iconic film. And you don't even know if it's gonna be iconic until it's done. The people decide it," he added.

Despite Marvel announcing the filmback in July 2019, little is known about the upcoming iteration except thatWatchmenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour is penningthe script, with Bassam Tariq, director ofMogul Mowgli, set todirect. According to Variety, Delory Lindo joined the cast earlier this month.

When asked what he'd like to see Marvel do with theBladestory, Snipes said he's more interested in how the audience reacts to the film. "I want the same reaction we got with the versions we did," he answered. "Audiences in the theater were yelling and clapping. I'm looking for that."

He will do great

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