In July 2015, the actor had a productive meeting with Marvel bosses and discussed a number of things. Since than he presses Marvel and few days ago twitted “When it comes to another Blade, there’s always a possibility. Balls in Marvels court…”
Last time we saw Blade in 2004 where he faced Dracula. Wesley made this titular vampiric hero remains as one of superhero cinema’s greatest badasses in action movies.
Today slayer still can make his way back to the big screen as a part of Marvel universe, and perhaps as part of a mystical team-up in a Doctor Strange sequel, or maybe pairing in Ant-Man 3.
Actually there was supposed to be a new twist with the comic series Blade: The Hunter, which would have followed Blade’s 16-year-old daughter. However, that series was delayed. Now Netflix started talking about Blade series so fingers crossed.
Whatever Marvel or Netflix do, let’s hope they can make us all happy and return Wesley to the iconic role of half-vampire very soon.
“There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”
It looks like Snipes wants to as he keeps talking about it, and his latest comments reveal he’d still like to do it, despite a list of other actors talking about the role.
”Maybe we get around to doing another Blade, except, from what I’m reading, every other actor is talking about playing him, and nobody is talking to Wesley…How strange that they don’t come and talk to me about it.”
The Blade films are based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Wesley Snipes. They were written by David S. Goyer, Marv Wolfman, and Gene Colan, directed by Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer, respectively and distributed by New Line Cinema.
The character was created in 1973 for Marvel Comics by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan and was a supporting character in the 1970s comic Tomb of Dracula. In the comic, Blade’s mother was bitten by a vampire while she was in labor with Blade. Thus, Blade was born as a dhampir, a human with vampire genes.
Blade – Release Date: August 21, 1998 – Worldwide Box office: $131,183,530
Blade II – Release Date: March 22, 2002 – Worldwide Box office: $155,010,032
Blade: Trinity – Release Date: December 8, 2004 – Worldwide Box office: $128,905,366