He alleged that Snipes stayed in his trailer more often than not, smoked weed all day, let his physique double do every part however close-ups, and tried to strangle the director.
Oswalt mentioned, “We went out that evening to some strip membership, and we had been all ingesting. And there have been a bunch of bikers there, so [director] David [S. Goyer] says to them, ‘I’ll pay for all of your drinks should you present as much as set tomorrow and fake to be my safety.’ Wesley freaked out and went again to his trailer. And the subsequent day, Wesley sat down with David and was like, ‘I feel you’ll want to give up. You’re detrimental to this film.’ And David was like, ‘Why don’t you give up? We’ve received all of your close-ups, and we may shoot the remaining together with your stand-in.’ And that freaked Wesley out a lot that, for the remainder of the manufacturing, he would solely talk with the director by way of Publish-it notes. And he would signal every Publish-it observe ‘From Blade.'”
In 2020, Snipes denied trying to strangle Goyer, telling the Guardian, “Let me let you know one factor. If I had tried to strangle David Goyer, you in all probability wouldn’t be speaking to me now. A Black man with muscle tissues strangling the director of a film goes to jail, I assure you.”
He additionally denied the Publish-it observe story and mocked the thought of Oswalt being an “authority” on him. He mentioned, “The presumption that one white man could make a press release and that assertion stands as true! Why would folks consider his model is true? As a result of they’re predisposed to believing the Black man is all the time the issue. And all it takes is one particular person, Mr. Oswalt, who I actually don’t know.”