Fans of the 90’s half-human/half-vampire “Blade” trilogy will be happy to know the series is getting a remake by Marvel Studios!
The “Passenger 57” actor wholeheartedly supported passing the mantle to Ali and considered some factors that will affect the legacy of the upcoming film.
Wesley Snipes: “People Are So Fascinated With The Blade Character”
Snipes had previously confirmed in February that he is “one thousand percent supportive” of Ali’s casting in Marvel’s Blade reboot and anticipates what both parties will make of his legacy.
The 59-year-old resounded his thoughts in a recent interview with ET, saying the world wonders what he would do if the new lead does a good job, but he believes Ali would excel.
Snipes said, “it takes something great and very special to make an iconic film,” and one can only know when the film is done because viewers make the decision.
The “Coming 2 America” actor said he is interested in how audiences react to the film and hopes they will be “yelling and clapping” as they did in the ’90s.
The “Blade” Actor Costars With Kevin Hart in “True Story”
Kevin Hart is most popularly known for being a comedian, but he switched to drama in his latest thriller, “True Story,” featuring Snipes.
Per The Guardian, Hart fictionalized himself as a prominent comic, the Kid, who returns home to Philadelphia after wrapping up a role in a billion-dollar superhero movie.
Snipes was praised for bringing the heat as the Kid’s older brother Carlton who is enraged by his younger sibling’s success.
Billy Zane was said to bring lightness and brio similar to Larry Hagman to his role as the brothers’ friend Ari.
Both Zane and Snipes were complimented for reviving their 90’s talents in the current stage of their golden careers through their roles in the thriller series.
Some aspects of Hart’s movie were deemed ludicrous, while others were praised for having nice touches and being adequately executed and worth seeing.
Jennifer Lopez Displeased While Filming Love Scenes With Wesley Snipes
Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to shooting intimate scenes in movies, but some of the scenes were not as pleasant for her as they may have appeared.
The Blast recounted that the 52-year-old detailed how uncomfortable she was shooting a love scene with Snipes in the 1995 film “Money Train.”
The “Hustlers” actress played a transit officer Grace Santiago, who falls in love with Officer John Robinson (Snipes.) The two eventually make love.
On the advice of industry friends, Lopez used a love pillow to reduce contact while filming with Snipes, who she credited for trying to make her comfortable.
The problem arose after Lopez said in an interview that the “Passenger 57” actor was a flirt who would not stop hitting on her despite knowing she had a boyfriend.
The “Cambia el Paso” singer expressed that harmless flirting is common among co-stars in Hollywood, but Snipes crossed the line.
The “Second Act” actress explained that harmless flirting goes on between co-stars in the industry, but the 59-year-old took it too far.
Lopez accused Snipes of trying to kiss her when dropping her off after their hang-outs, but he had a different recollection of those events.