Marvel’s Blade Director Speaks on the Importance of Wesley Snipes’ Original Version

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The director of the upcoming MCU version of Blade teases what fans can expect for new movie while also explaining why Snipes’ version is so essential.

Before phase 4 of the MCU began, many wondered what new characters and worlds would be introduced for the next chapter of the MCU. When two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali was announced as the new Blade at Comic Con in 2019, the crowd went crazy. Many have been waiting to see the vampire hunter join the MCU and introduce a whole new batch of enemies to the franchise

While the character isn’t one of Marvel’s most popular, many are aware of him due to Wesley Snipes’ version from the Blade trilogy that began in 1998. The Blade trilogy included BladeBlade II, and Blade: Trinity. These films were mostly successful, an impressive feat as this was before the huge Superhero boom of the 2000’s. In an interview from indiewire with director Bassam Tariq, who is taking on the MCU’s version of Blade, he spoke about the legacy that Snipes’ version left while also hinting at what’s to come.

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