Wesley Snipes Breaks His Silence on Mahershala Ali Casting in ‘Blade’ Reboot

Wesley Snipes has a message for fans: you need to calm down!

The 56-year-old actor reacted to news of Marvel revealing at 2019 Comic-Con that the Blade franchise would seemingly be rebooted without him.

Instead, Mahershala Ali will be taking Wesley‘s place in the role.

“To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL good. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan,” he said in a statement to ComicBook.com.

“Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan [Lee]. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together. Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.”

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