Boyega as Blade?
If I were going to compile a list of actors to potentially replace Wesley Snipes in the role of Blade, the half-vampire vampire slayer, STAR WARS’ John Boyega would be near the top of that list. I daresay he should be at the top of yours, too. He is, in fact, at the top of a LOT of people’s lists. Except, perhaps, for his own. Boyega, though, stated that he would rather see Wesley Snipes reprise the role. *sigh* Oh, well. Here, pictured above, and courtesy of artist Boss Logic, is what Boyega would have looked like as the character.
As far as some other names that have been mentioned–Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba–hell no to the former and unfortunately not to the latter. While Foxx redeemed himself somewhat for the disaster that was AMAZING SIDER-MAN 2 with DJANGO UNCHAINED, he needs to be kept as far away from a comic book movie as possible. And, while Elba would be a good choice, he’s already a part of the Marvel Cinematic universe, portraying Heimdall in the THOR movies. There have to be some other buff young black guys out there who can also act. Throw some names out, people. Who would make the best Blade?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
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