While much is being said about BLACK PANTHER and how great it is to see a black character leading a superhero film, we can't forget that Wesley Snipes trail-blazed this territory with the BLADE trilogy way back in the late 90s and early 2000s. Sure, comic book movies may not have been the cash cows they are now, but it was certainly great for its time.
Since Blade's introduction to the big screen, it's had two sequels (BLADE II and BLADE: TRINITY) and a single season of a Spike TV series (which, interestingly enough was created by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns). As good of a run the character made in its on-screen iterations, they were iterations that occurred before the current golden age of superhero movies we live in now.
Recently, there have been rumors of Blade making a return with a Netflix original series, á la DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, and LUKE CAGE. As of this writing, these claims remain rumors, but that hasn't stopped from BLADE star Wesley Snipes from voicing his support. What's more, it looks like the actor would like to remain involved in the project, should it go forward.
Take a look at the tweets below!
Of course, it's been a good while since those BLADE movies, and yet despite that, Snipes has managed to remain in killer shape, so it doesn't seem completely out of the question that he could reprise his role as the vampire hunter. Then again, knowing Marvel, they'd likely want to take the longevity of the franchise into account and recast him.
If that were to happen, would there still be a place for Snipes in the new Netflix series? Let us know what you think down below!
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SOURCE: Wesley Snipes (via Screen Rant)