Wesley Snipes Wants to Play Blade Again

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 3:57PM
Marvel
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 3:57PM
Wesley Snipes Wants to Play Blade Again
Blade was one of the first comic book movies that paved the way for some great comic book movie adaptations not based purely on superheroics. Three different films ended up coming out of the series, and the films have become cult favorites among many fans. Back then, however, the film rights were owned by New Line Cinemas. Now, they've reverted back to Marvel.

Past reports have stated that a script for a Marvel Blade movie had been written, and there were even rumors for a while that perhaps Michael B Jordan could be playing the next rendition of Blade (that was, of course, until he was recently confirmed to have a role in the Black Panther movie). Yet there still hasn't been anything concrete come out about future Blade plans.

That's not stopping Wesley Snipes for campaigning for a return to the role, however. In a couple of recent tweets, Snipes made it known that he's always open for another Blade film, though he also stated that the ball's in Marvel's court, indicating that if they do happen to have plans for the character, they probably  haven't contacted him.





There's a lot of possibilities when it comes to how a Blade story could work its way into the MCU. Some have said that the dark nature of Blade's source material would work perfectly with the MCU TV shows currently streaming on Netflix, such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and it's hard not to agree. In fact, if Marvel does have plans for a Blade adaptation, then Netflix is more than likely where it would end up.  

There would be a lot of fans thrilled if Snipes reprised his role, but at the same time, it seems unlikely that Marvel would go back to the same actor, seeing as the previous Blade movies were made by an entirely different studio and set in an entirely different universe. So while it may be somewhat unlikely that Snipes will be given another chance at playing the character, ultimately anything can happen.  

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