During the Comic-Con presentation at Marvel’s San Diego Hall H studio over the weekend, the studio made a host of super announcements for their next next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One notable announcement included two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali to take on the role for the reboot of Blade.
Ali was on hand for the announcement and given a hero’s welcome as he revealed the news by wearing a “Blade” hat.
The original Blade, played by actor, Wesley Snipes in 1998, went under the direction of Stephen Norrington. Wesley took on the role of the half-human, half-vampire and hunts down the undead. He went on to reprise the role again in 2002 and 2004. The series grossed over $200 million at the box office, and considered to be the spark of the modern comic book movie era.
In 2018, Snipes spoke about bringing back Blade,
“I am very much open to all of the possibilities. If Blade 4 comes along, that is a conversation we can have. And there are other characters in the Marvel universe that, if they want to invite me to play around with, I am with that too. I think the fans have a hunger for me to revision the Blade character, so that could limit where they could place me as another character in that universe.”
As previously reported, Ali was nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie “True Detective” for his portrayal as Wayne Hays.
True Detective: ‘I Was With Roland' (Season 3 Episode 1 Clip) | HBO - YouTube
Ali acceptance his second Academy Award for his role as a supporting actor, portraying Dr. Don Shirley in “Green Book” in February. During his acceptance speech, Ali spoke about grandmother’s encouragement to never giving up,
“I want to dedicate this to my grandmother, who has been in my ear my entire life, telling me that if at first I don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Ali said his grandmother constantly offered encouragement by telling him
“I could do anything I put my mind to, and always, always pushing me to think positively. I know that I would not be here, that she has gotten me over the hump every step of the way.”
What are your thoughts on Mahershala Ali playing the role of Blade? Let us know in the comments!
“The Wire” & “The Chi’ Actress Sonja Sohn Arrested For Cocaine Possession
“The Wire” and “The Chi’ actress Sonja Sohn was reportedly arrested for cocaine possession, early Sunday. The 55-year-old actress was arrested in North Caroline at 2 a.m. for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.
The paraphernalia charges are misdemeanor charges. The cocaine charge is a felony. Sohn reportedly bailed out of jail after she was arrested. She will be arraigned Tuesday.
The Wire I Ain't No Lady - YouTube
Sohn played Detective Shakima Greggs on all five seasons of “The Wire.”
She plays the character Laverne, Brandon’s (who is played by Jason Mitchell) mother on ‘The Chi.”
Tyler The Creator Addresses DJ Khaled Feud Over #1 Album: ‘This N***a Had Every Person In The Industry On That Album’
Tyler The Creator is speaking out about his beef with DJ Khaled. DJ Khaled sparked the feud when Tyler’s IGOR album beat DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Both projects were released on May 17.
DJ Khaled was accused of subliminally dissing Tyler in a video. DJ Khaled said,
“I gotta say this, too. I make albums so people can play it and you actually hear it. You know, drive in the car and you hear another car playin’ it. You know, go to the barbershop and you hear them playin’ it. You know, turn the radio on and you hear them playin’ it. You know, it’s playin’ everywhere. It’s called great music. It’s called albums that you actually hear the songs – not no mysterious sh*t and you never hear it. Pon your dome!”
Tyler seemed to respond.
Now, he has more to say, after pointing out he didn’t have too many fans of his 2015 Cherry Bomb project.
“I’m just saying people f***ing hated that f***ing [Cherry Bomb] album. I put [IGOR] out and it [landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart], and again, I don’t make s*** to be first week or be radio or whatever, but for this work of art and that album cover and these videos and me doing this suit wig thing and having these progressions and this distorted this and that, and these melodies and this stuff like that, beat … “
He then pointed out that DJ Khaled had lots of popular artists featured on his album.
“…and this is no disrespect to Khaled or anyone, but this n***a had every person in the industry, everyone on that f***ing album. Everyone. Everyone. Cardi B.21 Savage.Travis Scott.Post Malone.Beyoncé. Jay. Everyone who sells billions of records and the fact that I beat him with this that isn’t parallel to all the popping music right now was f***ing crazy, bro.”
Danai Gurira Is Leaving ‘The Walking Dead’ – I’m Filled With A Lot Of Pain & Gratitude
Danai Gurirais saying goodbye to her “The Walking Dead” character Michonne. She confirmed during San Diego Comic-Con that the upcoming 10th season will indeed be her last.
“I can confirm this is the last season I will be on this amazing show. I am very, very thankful for the experience that I’ve had in ways that I cannot even express right now. It was about my calling in a sense and other things I feel called to.”
She also said,
“I’m filled with a lot of pain about leaving and a lot of gratitude and thanks to all of you. I love you guys and I love this show. ‘TWD’ family is forever.”
Gurira received a standing ovation from the audience.
DANAI GURIRA Announces She's Leaving WALKING DEAD This Season | Comic Con 2019 - YouTube
“The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang said,
“We will miss the hell out of her. Danai’s importance to the show cannot be overstated, the mark she’s left, the excellence she brings every day, the way her professionalism and passion…it’s been a remarkable journey. It’s been remarkable seeing her spread her wings out in the world as well. On the writing side, we take the responsibility very serious. It’s important to the fans and to us. When we worked on the exit for Andy, we took it just as seriously. We want to do right by this incredible actress and this story. I hope we haven’t screwed it up. We put her through her paces this year. She’s a spectacular actress. She brought her A++ game, as she always does. I’m very excited to share what she’s doing.”
Gurira also posted snapshots of her and the cast and wrote,
“The Walking Dead family is forever. The connection between us never ends.”
She made her debut on the show in 2012 for the season 3 premiere episode called “Seed” that aired in October 2012.
TWD S3E1 - Michonne and Andrea - YouTube
See a peek of season 10 below.
The Walking Dead Season 10 Comic-Con Trailer - YouTube
Will you miss Danai on “The Walking Dead”? Tell us in the comments!
Master P Says “I Got The Hook Up 2” Is The Number 1 Urban Movie In America – God Will Make Your Enemies Your Footstool! [VIDEO]
If you ask Master P,his latest film, I Got The Hook Up 2 is doing numbers.
He dished on its success with a video of him looking quite jolly as he dances around his luxury car and sings,
“Who are the haters in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood?”
“We did it! Y’all know why I’m so happy? All the doubters… Shout out to Snoop… You kept it real… All the haters, we did it without y’all. God will make your enemies your footstool, and he did. Top 10 Amazon, Top 10 iTunes… sold out in every movie theater… We went against the big giant companies, and we did it. Haters! Y’all can’t stop us y’all motivators. Who are the haters in your neighborhood? All the money we made, we getting back.”
He said the money will go toward book supplies and other resources for children and elders.
“We bout to build our own Disney!”
He added the caption,
“Who are the haters in your neighborhood?! God will make your enemies your footstools. We did it thanks to the fans we are the #1 urban movie in America. Ownership, ownership, and ownership! Movies, movies, movies it’s about to get even bigger. We are feeding our people and giving them more opportunities. We are already working on our next project. Salute to all the filmmakers. Go get it. I did it you can do it too. Haters motivate us they will never stop us. #igotthehookup2“
Meghan McCain Reveals Recent Miscarriage ‘To The End Of My Days I Will Remember This Child’
Sad news for Meghan McCain.The View co-host revealed that she suffered a major loss recently.
In an op-ed for The New York Times, McCain spoke out for the first time about a miscarriage she had a few of weeks ago.
“I knew I was pregnant before I formally knew I was pregnant. My body told me in all the ways women are familiar with. It told me in the same ways that I was miscarrying. The confirmation from my doctor came the day of that photo shoot, at the worst possible time.”
She went on to say,
“This was not supposed to be public knowledge. I have had my share of public grief and public joy. I wish this grief—the grief of a little life begun and then lost—could remain private.”
Still, McCain who was expecting a baby girl added that she wants her story to shine on a light on the 3 million children lost each year. She also wants to end the stigma around miscarriages.
“Miscarriage is a pain too often unacknowledged. Yet it is real, and what we have lost is real. We feel sorrow and we weep because our babies were real.”
She said to this day she asks herself,
“the same question every mother asks who loves and loses a child: Why? Why was this light and joy held before us, and then the world where this child drew breath cast into shadow? Why was an innocent life created in the image of God and then abruptly snuffed out?”
McCain revealed that she first blamed herself before coming to terms with the loss.
“Perhaps it was wrong of me to choose to be a professional woman, working in a high-pressure, high-visibility, high-stress field, still bearing the burden of the recent loss of my father and facing on top of that the arrows that come with public life. This is not a complaint. This is reality. I blamed my age, I blamed my personality. I blamed everything and anything a person could think of, and what followed was a deep opening of shame.”
“Life and death are beyond our power. I had a miscarriage. I loved my baby, and I always will. To the end of my days I will remember this child—and whatever children come will not obscure that. I have love for my child. I have love for all the women who, like me, were briefly in the sisterhood of motherhood, hoping, praying and nursing joy within us, until the day the joy was over.”
McCain also lost her father, honorable Senator John McCain to cancer last year.
John McCain, Meghan McCain
Meghan is married to conservative journalist Ben Domenech. They tied the knot on Nov. 21, 2017.
Prayers and thoughts for Meghan during her tough time!
LISTEN: Nicki Minaj Jumps On DaBaby’s ‘Suge’ Remix
Nicki Minajis giving us more music! The rapper hopped on the remix for DaBaby’s“Suge.” The song was released on a Queen Radio episode called “Queen Takeover” on Power 106 in L.A. In her verse, Nicki raps,
Drug lord, Griselda / I used to move weight through delta / So stay in your place ’cause I don’t wanna put you in a shelter / I’m cooking up in the kitchen, you could be my little helper / Go to the table and ask ’em do they want the flat or the seltzer / I go where I want I’m good, my n***as’ll get them goods / So come off the chain and come off the watch / You gotta respect the juggs / Queen sleazy era and they never see me ever / ‘Cause I send my shooters and they introduce us / As soon as I pull the lever (Brr) I say “choke me,” he do it, every time that we do it / N***a packing like Hewlett / I told him “d*mn n***a, you lit / On that D going stupid / Got my a**-shots from Cupid / You could just ask Ken, he be like “Hadouken!” (Rrrh)
Trump revealed on Twitter he’s already spoken with the Prime Minister in the country, Stefan Löfven, who promised that the jailed rapper would not be mistreated. Trump added that they have plans to speak again in the near future.
“Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative….
….Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!”
His move came after he spoke with Kanye West, who along with his wife Kim Kardashian West, lobbied the White House for A$AP Rocky’s release earlier this week. Trump tweeted,
“Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!”
He was also hopeful about A$AP Rocky’s release in a press conference. Kardashian thanked Trump on Twitter for his efforts.
“Thank you @realDonaldTrump @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated”
A$AP Rocky is currently being held as prosecutors decide if they are going to charge him with assault after he was seen getting into a fight. He has been there for more than two weeks, and a judge ruled Friday that he’ll have to stay because he’s considered a flight risk.
Still, there’s a clear double standard against A$AP Rocky, compared to rapper G-Eazywho was also arrested in Sweden last year. He was accused of attacking a security guard and possessing cocaine.
“Hold it … G-Eazy got to strike a deal a day and half after possession of drugs and assault charges??? But you’re holding Rocky. We got the message loud and clear Sweden. Trust me … we got it.”
Even G-Eazy spoke out and agreed that “systemic racism” is at play.
“Facts. This is the sad truth…The difference between me and Rocky’s treatment and process in Sweden brings to mind two concepts that disgustingly go hand in hand: white privilege and systemic racism. Let’s call it what it is. He should not be behind bars right now. My heart goes out to my brother @asaprocky and his team. We’re riding for yall. #JusticeForRocky#FreeRocky“
What do you think about Donald Trump stepping in? Tell us in the comments!
Arsenio Hall Officially Cast In ‘Coming To America’ Sequel
Coming to America 2 is really happening! The movie’s original co-star Arsenio Hall has signed on to reprise his role as Semmi, the BFF of Prince Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy.
Murphy will also return as the prince who wed to secure his kingdom in the 1988 original.
Semmi and Prince Akeem of ‘Coming To America’
In the sequel, Prince Akeem is set to find out about his long-lost son and has to go back to America to meet the child, who’s now next in line to rule Zamunda.
Murphy will also double as producer with Kevin Misher. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will also come on as an executive producer. He’s already penned a stage play of the sequel as well.
The Jasmine Brand previously reported that production for the highly-anticipated film is already in the works.
Ruth E. Carter, who won an Oscar Award for her costume-design skills in Black Panther, will also be a part of the film.
Black Panther Teaser Trailer [HD] - YouTube
Murphy confirmed the sequel in a statement earlier this year.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
Coming to America 2 has a working release date of December 2020.
Coming To America Theatrical Trailer - YouTube
How excited are you for the Coming To America sequel?