Netflix is “Da 5 Bloods” Was in Fact Going to Have a whole new Cast of Spike Lee Regulars


If it was released a few weeks ago, everyone is still talking about Da 5 Bloods, the last film of the famous director Spike Lee. The film is currently in its second project for Netflix, following its She’s Gotta have It of the series. Like most filmmakers, Lee has a group of regular actors that he commonly works with. Samuel L. Jackson, Roger Guenveur Smith, Veronica Webb, when you work with Lee once, you’ll probably appear in several of his films.

Da 5 Bloods full cast of Lee regular, and in a recent interview, it was revealed that this distribution was initially supposed to be very different.

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“Da 5 Bloods” is a huge success

Lee’s last film, Da 5 Bloods, dropped on Netflix earlier this month. The film tells the story of Black Vietnam war veterans returning to the country to find the remains of their late leader, as well as tons of gold.

It stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr, and Chadwick Boseman. The film is getting a lot of positive feedback, in particular for the performance of Delroy Lindo, who often appears in the Lee film.

The film currently has a 91% rating from critics on review aggregator Rotten tomatoes. The consensus reads, “Fierce energy and ambition of journey through Da 5 Bloodscoming together to feed the one of Spike Lee’s most urgent and impactful films.”

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The film was originally set to star, other actors

According to a new interview, the cast of Da 5 Bloods was going to look very different from the final version. Speaking with Collider, Giancarlo Esposito, who is a frequent collaborator of Lee himself, said that he was first in talks for the film.

The actor said that he was going to play in the movie and that Denzel Washington was going to also star in it, as well as Denzel’s son, John David Washington. Denzel has starred in several Spike Lee films, including Malcolm X. John David has played in Lee’s last film before Da 5 Bloods, that was BlacKkKlansman. “It was me and Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington, and Denzel son,” said Esposito. This probably means that Denzel and John David would have played the father and the son, with the former playing a Nice role and the last to portray the “Majors” of character.

Here is what Giancarlo Esposito has said about the film and Lee

Esposito said that he thought that he was going to play the role that was eventually presented by Lewis. “He is the man I believe that he walks on a mine and jumps… I would have played the character in particular. I was looking forward to this film,” he said.

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The actor added, “I like and love Spike Lee, and the messages that he has created in his movies that are so powerful and strong, and also because the players he was talking about at that time. But it does not work for all of us, because filming has been delayed, and the increase was to want everyone to be there all the time abroad when he pulled on it, and I was still shooting Better Call Sauland has been juggling with that The godfather of Harlemso, it didn’t work. It was so hard for me not to be able to make this film.”

Da 5 Bloods is currently streaming on Netflix.


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