Wesley Snipes is fighting back the notion that he was a “violent diva” on Blade: Trinity Set. Snipe’s third and final Blade film made its premiere in 2004. In it, Blade partners up with another Marvel monster hunter, Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds) and vampire hunter Abigail Whistler (Jessica Biel) to battle Dracula.
But the film also starred Patton Oswalt in the part of Hedges long before the comedian hit the amount of popularity that he has today.
Oswalt has been sharing information about his time on the Blade: Trinity Set.
He says that Snipes spent a majority of his time in his trailer smoking weed. He also claimed that Snipes would only interact with director David S. Goyer via post-it notes provided by his assistant. Oswalt remembered one instance where Snipes attacked Goyer on allegations of racism by director. Snipes has refuted those statements in an interview published Monday.
“Let me tell you one thing. If I had tried to strangle David Goyer, you probably wouldn’t be talking to me now. A black guy with muscles strangling the director of a movie is going to jail, I guarantee you,” Snipes told The Guardian. “This is part of the challenges that we as African Americans face here in America — these microaggressions.
The presumption that one white guy can make a statement and that statement stands as true! Why would people believe his version is true? Because they are predisposed to believing the black guy is always the problem. And all it takes is one person, Mr. Oswalt, who I really don’t know. I can barely remember him on the set, but it’s fascinating that his statement alone was enough to make people go: ‘Yeah, you know Snipes has got a problem.'”