There was a time when comic book fans had to wait years to have their movie itch scratched. This was when superhero movies were seen as a joke by the mainstream pubic. Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, a movie like “Blade” was the only thing comic book geeks had in terms of the validation of their hobby. Unlike the common perception of comic books, "Blade" was fun, bloody, and adult—all the ingredients you need for a good time at the movies. And it was the type of movie you could spring on a person without them realizing it was even based on a comic book.
As an early success story of the genre, the “Blade” movies (Yes, even “Blade: Trinity”) have a special place in a lot of fans’ hearts. And nearly 20 years after the release of the first film, a lot of fans are still wondering if there’s a way for Blade to make a comeback. In an interview with Deadline, actor Wesley Snipes discusses that very subject.
“The [“Blade”] project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things. I don’t know where it’s on their schedule at this point, that hasn’t been decided. I guess it’s still up in the air.”
The “Blade” movies coming back is all well and good—a lot of fans would definitely appreciate that—but considering the series’ general age, getting something like that off the ground isn’t always the easiest. But Wesley Snipes as an actor is still prime for the picking by Marvel, and given the actor's history in action, it'd be great to see him in a comic book movie in some form or another. Deadline went on to gauge Snipes’ interest in perhaps joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe “in another way.”
“That’s a possibility too. I’ve always been a fan of these pieces and adaptations and I’d be nice to be a part of the family again. But if we don’t to a “Blade 4” or something else with Marvel, we’ll do something else. We have some other characters and some other concepts that are going to be just as exciting and hopefully just as successful.”
Is another “Blade” movie something you’d want to see? Does a franchise like that can hold up in today’s golden age of superhero movies? If not, how do you think Wesley Snipes would hold his own in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Do you see him as a superhero or as a different type of character altogether?
Let us know all your thoughts down below!