Mahershala Ali Replaces Wesley Snipes As Blade For Marvel Studios In New Artwork

Mahershala Ali Wesley Snipes Blade Marvel StudiosBosslogic has unveiled new fan art that imagines Mahershala Ali replacing Wesley Snipes as Blade for Marvel Studios.

In recent years, Wesley Snipes indicated that he has had conversations about reprising his role as Blade in a new project for Marvel Studios, which recently regained the film rights to the character. While no project has been officially announced, new art by Bosslogic imagines Blade returning with Mahershala Ali (the Academy Award-winning star of Moonlight) portraying the Daywalker.

You can check out the artwork of Mahershala Ali as Blade in the post below!

In Marvel Comics, Blade is also known as Eric Brooks, the half-human and half-vampire master martial artist whose mother was killed by a vampire during his birth. Since then, Blade has mastered his own fighting style to take on various types of monsters and rid the world of vampires. Wesley Snipes first portrayed the eponymous hero in 1998’s Blade and returned for the sequel directed by Guillermo del Toro. Blade Trinity marked Wesley Snipes final appearance as the character to date.

Would you like to see a new Blade project from Marvel Studios? Should Wesley Snipes reprise the role or would Mahershala Ali be a worthy successor? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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  • Sterling Archer

    That is horrible.

  • David Thedford

    I want wesley snipes back. I will not have the same emotional connection without wesley. Give the other guy a Robin role like in batman. Please pay wesley his money!

    • Tron Legacy

      my man snipes is old now

  • LuSt4boost

    There needs to be another Blade! But I want Wesley Snipes back… If they can’t get Wesley, then bring in Maurica Crump!

  • theheartsleeves

    You broke my heart with your headline.. I thought this was real…. smh.. give me real stories…

  • I’m sure he will be great in some other movie! Only Wesley Snipes as Blade! Why mess up a good thing?

  • Nickey38

    Unless Wesley is physically outta shape, and not trying to get in shape or if Wesley believes he’s too old for the role, then I wouldn’t mind witnessing a new actor like Ali.

  • Wesley Snipe allowed EGO to finish him….


    snipes is the true Blade

  • AJ

    Most people wouldn’t even know about Blade is it wasn’t for Wesley Snipes. If Marvel can overlook what Robert Downey Jr did in his past, then they should do the same for Wesley. This is Wesley’s role.

  • GCode

    Also check out “Blade: Remix”

  • Ray Ray Jonah Jameson III

    No!!!!! I want Snipes!!!!

  • Smokey Heddon


  • Rational Headcase

    No brainer. Wesley 100%.

  • William D

    I believe Wesley Snipes should reprise the role. No one could ever replace Wesley in the blade series. On the other hand if someone else is casted i would prefer Michael B. Jordan over Mahershala Ali

  • A. Dent

    Not crazy about the artwork, but this guy could absolutely do it.

    Of course, one of the most satisfying elements about Snipes playing the character was his martial arts background – it was the icing on the cake.