The interview with Slate continued with Snipes expressing how “ecstatic,” he is about Black Panther, saying how the impact of the movie will cause more opportunities to grow into future projects.
“Excited is definitely not the word,” he said. “Overcome, overjoyed, clutch the pearls, I am ecstatic about it. I know what it’s going to do, the impact it’s going to have, not only on the minds of the community but on the industry and the minds of those who are now the new gatekeepers. When they see the money, that’s a wrap. It’s a wrap. It’s inevitable that it opens up new opportunities, it’s like dropping a load of seed in the mud. It’s going to grow. It’s going to grow,” he gushed.
“It’s the right thing, at the right time, and the right occasion.“For that, that’s the divine will of the most high, and I am always, always submissive to that. Let it be. I feel no sense of loss whatsoever, none. I’m happy, ’cause I know what’s going to happen after this. I know where it’s going. Remember, I was 20 years ahead of the game then, I’m already 20 years ahead of the game now. It ain’t got worse, it got better. I know where this is going,” he continued.
Black Panther will be hitting theaters this week on February 16th, projecting to debut with a stunning $165 million (Via Hollywood Reporter) and challenging the Presidents Day weekend record that Deadpool set in 2016.