It Looks Like Marvel Studios Has Plans for Blade

Monday, 10 October 2016 - 11:34AM
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Monday, 10 October 2016 - 11:34AM
It Looks Like Marvel Studios Has Plans for Blade
There have been rumblings of some kind of Blade reboot and/or revival for a couple of years now, and it looks like Marvel might finally be acting on their plans. At New York Comic Con this weekend, Kate Beckinsale claimed that a Blade crossover with the Underworld series was impossible because Marvel had plans for the character.

Speaking at the Underworld panel at NYCC, Beckinsale was asked whether Blade could ever team up with the other vampire hunters in Underworld, and she confirmed that that possibility was considered.
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"No. We had that idea," she said (via Slashfilm). "No. They're busy. They're doing something with Blade."
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The rumors surrounding a Blade movie or TV show have been numerous; Wesley Snipes has previously confirmed that he met with Marvel to return to the role, right around the time that reports of a new movie were ramping up. There were also rumors that a new movie would follow Blade's daughter, Fallon Grey, possibly with Snipes as the co-lead. 

There is also the possibility of Blade to appear on a Marvel TV show. While Phase 2 of the Netflix series was being planned, there were reports that Blade, Moon Knight, and Ghost Rider were among the properties being developed. So we could be seeing Blade added to the Netflix line-up, or, now that Ghost Rider has been added to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we could see the character added as a recurring character on an already-existing Marvel show. Either way, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Blade in the foreseeable future.
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