Marvel’s Falcon, Anthony Mackie, Wants To Be The Next Blade

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Marvel's Falcon, Anthony Mackie, Wants To Be The Next Blade



In the last few years, we’ve seen many actors play two or more superheroes. Ben Affleck has been Daredevil and Batman. Halley Berry has been Storm and Catwoman. Chris Evans has been Johnny Storm and Captain America. It’s no surprise then that Marvel’s Falcon, Anthony Mackie, wants to be the next Blade.

Fans have been waiting in anticipation for Marvel to announce plans for Blade, a character who hasn’t been on screen since Wesley Snipes’ trilogy in the 90s (or Blade: Trinity in 2004). Although Snipes has been trying to push for another film, it seems that project will most likely get a reboot.

Now, Anthony Mackie, an actor that already has an established place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Falcon, has thrown his hat in the ring. In a recent interview, Mackie expressed his interest in playing the vampire killing superhero:

β€œI pretty much want to grow up to be Wesley Snipes. If we can bring back Blade, I’d definitely be Blade in every Blade movie.”

anthony mackie as blade

He most certainly has the right look. Although, it’s hard to imagine that this could work – considering he is already in that universe as Falcon. And secondly, we’re still keen on Snipes as Blade. Even at his age, he could pull off the character quite well.

Blade was one of the first really good superhero films. It would be great for the vampire hunter to return to the big screen.

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Nay. He has a pretty goofy face, not ideal for Balde. More appropriate for a side character imo.

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No

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No, he has got a comical face. Blade is menacing and Wesley Snipes was perfect. He just had to pay his damn tax!

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Yai. I think he can pull it of.

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Not enough intensity.

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Lol!

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I’ve shot down casting choices before and regretted them (Heath Ledger, etc.), but Mackie doesn’t seem too intimidating. I can’t look at him and see anything but Poppa Doc from 8 Mile.

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Maybe after 15 years of martial arts training

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Also both Marvel characters. It’s not like Chris Evans going from Human Torch to Cap, which were different cinematic universes. It’s in the same universe. Too weird

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Nayyyy

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He can’t be two marvel heros… pick one and stick with it… plus no one can replace wesley snipes as blade…

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NOPE

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Fuck no. Snipes for blade is like Jackman for wolverine

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You know who would make a great Blade….. Wesley f’n Snipes

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He IS the one who can pull it off and has the right attitude.

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Yeah, that works.

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Um shouldn’t they be looking for a non-black female to take over the role?

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I could go for a latino female blade. vampire movies set in Mexico tend to rule.

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Worked for Ghost Rider in like 2012 BUT THEN THE OPPRESSIVE TESTOSTERONE REGIME MADE GHOST RIDER A CIS WHITE MALE THAT DIDN’T CHECK HIS PRIVILEGE!!!! But then ya know Ghost Rider is a Cholo now so it’s all good again.

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side note, Drive Angry would have been a kick ass Ghost Rider movie.

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good god

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Idris Elba ftw!!!!!

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Thats a big nay from me. Doubt id even watch it

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Nay

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Definately!!!!

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Hmmm, what if Falcon meets Blade? Mackie meets Mackie?!? NOPE!!!!

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Ah fuck off lightening don’t strike twice

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I don’t care for him as it is
He’s lucky to be falcon lol

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he can’t be simple as that as long as he is Falcon it will never happen

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Some motherf#ckers are always trying to ice skate uphill

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Could be good, but unlikely since Marvel has the rights and would want Blade in the MCU.

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Nope. Wesly is only blade. Fact!

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I want a white man to play blade

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He accepted the role of Falcon! End of! Wesley is and will always be Blade as Jackman will always be Wolverine! Its an immortal thing!

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Nooooooooooo!!!!!!

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D.B. Woodside would be great.

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Chris Evans switched roles

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They rebooted fantastic 4. They’re not rebooting Avengers

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But but but… He’s already Falcon! O_o

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But he is Falcon…

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Nah lol

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You can’t be two people in the same universe!

Didn’t JCVD teach us anything?!?!?

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Is that a time cop reference?

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Gods damn straight it is!!!

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Then again I did recently rewatch Predestination.

I love that movie…but fuck that movie.

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Haven’t seen that one.

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I’ve watched it sober and fucked up.

I can rewatch it so many times…but fuck that movie.

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Oh my fucking Cthulhu….

This is the movie equivalent of hate-fucking for me…

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That’s hot. Maybe i will check it out.

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No one else can be blade after Snipes.

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No!

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Can’t be 2 different characters in the same time line that role is Stan lees only

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lol, just saw yesterday Stan Lee’s cameo in s2e4 of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man

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Nope.

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