The first Blade recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Wesley Snipes who starred as the half-human half-vampire slayer helped to legitimize comic book movies. During a recent interview Snipes spoke about upcoming Blade Projects, how it could fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even a Blade 4.
“There are a lot of conversations going around right now and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again. We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world and, when people see them, I think they’re only going to have a problem with deciding which one they love the most.”
It’s been no secret that Snipes has expressed his wantingnto take on the role again. Also with helping to erase what people remembered of both Blade II and the barely mentioned Blade:Trinity
“All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years. Everyone’s enthusiastic about it, everybody gets it. But they got a business to run and they gotta square the things that they gotta figure out before they can get to it, I guess. In the meantime, we got a business to run and our own slate of things to do so…But the next time you see something in [the Blade universe], mark my words: what we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now.”
The trilogy of Blade movies made a total of $415 million at the box office. Which was compared to today’s box office and market was NOTHING. But still great for a comic book based film. Once Avengers 4 comes out, the door is wide open for who knows what to happen in the MCU. Why not use that opportunity to bring back Blade? Kevin Feige previously indicated that the character’s return was an eventuality, it’s just a matter of when or where. As for the who? If Wesley Snipes has his way, it’s going to be him once again. You can check out the full interview with Wesley Snipes over at Vice.