John Boyega took the stage at Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. tonight where he answered a wide range of questions about Attack the Block, Pacific Rim Uprising, Gundam Wing, and of course Star Wars.
However, there was a looming question about whether or not John Boyega was in talks with Marvel Studios to take on the roll of Blade. There’s been a significant fan push to see Boyega become Blade. Graphic artist Boss Logic even showed off his talents by imagining Boyega as Blade.
When a fan dressed up as Blade asked Boyega about whether or not he might take on the role, Boyega was pretty clear about where he stands. He said it would be a “spit in the face of Wesley [Snipes] if I took Blade.” He would add he was “all for Wesley [Snipes] playing Blade.”
While Boyega was pretty clear he would like to see Wesley Snipes reprise his role as Blade, he’s not counting out showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He revealed he’s had meetings with Marvel about potentially taking on a Marvel superhero. But he was adamant this would be way down the line and most likely wouldn’t be happening in the near future.
If John Boyega does come into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who would you want him to play?
Boyega is usually cast in heroic roles, but I’d like to see him ply his talents as a villain. Maybe he could tap into his Nigerian roots and take on the role of the Black Panther villain Icon.
If Boyega and Marvel want to continue in heroic roles, Brother Voodoo could also be a pretty good option. In fact, Brother Voodoo eventually becomes the Sorcerer Supreme replacing Doctor Strange. If we do eventually see Brother Voodoo it might also allow Marvel to explore a bit of the horror genre.
Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson has already hinted at bringing in Brother Voodoo into potential sequels.
His brother Daniel was killed by Kaecilius, so what do you think? https://t.co/xu5CHUmFPw
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) March 2, 2017
So it’s quite possible Boyega might be able to fill that role!