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Conversations have "been good" regarding Blade's return, says Wesley Snipes

09.22.2015

The legendary daywalker played by Wesley Snipes may stalk the undead once again; the actor revealed to The Huffington Post that his ongoing conversations with Marvel have "been good." Earlier this summer Wesley Snipes first met with Marvel regarding a return to his famous role and it seems as though those talks have continued.

While Blade's return is nowhere near set in stone, the actor seemed optimistic that Marvel may resurrect the character:

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.

With Wesley Snipes ready and willing to continue with the character, I really do hope that Marvel jumps on this before its too late. Of the three films in the pre-existing BLADE franchise, you've got two good ones and one...not so good, but even it has a few bright spots (only a few mind you, but...they're there, hidden amongst the drivel), so I'd like to believe that the series still has some life in it. I suppose it's just a question of exactly how Blade would fit into the MCU, but in a universe of super-soldiers, talking raccoons, magical stones, and omnipotent beings, would a few vampires running around really be so strange? To that end, Snipes was asked if he'd be into Blade joining up with The Avengers:

That would be interesting. I mean, I know it's in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in, he's got to bite somebody. I don't know who he's going to bite.

Even if Blade doesn't end up headlining his own film (or TV series), there's always the chance that he may pop up in the rumoured film about his 16 year old daughter. Films in which a popular character passes the torch to a younger counterpart haven't always been successful, but I suppose we'll have to wait and see what Marvel has planned. Sound off in the comments; how would you like Blade to return and if he does, how would he fit in with the rest of the MCU?

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11:09AM on 09/23/2015

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Man this is the best news I've heard this year. Another Blade movie would be the shit, as long as they try to emulate the tone and scope of the first one, (the second one was okay, third was shit). If they could get Norrington back to direct my dream would be complete. I really think the first one holds its own, kind of like the matrix in that we love the first one and just choose to pretend the sequels didnt happen. I really hope they decide to make this about Blade Vs Morbius, that way they
Man this is the best news I've heard this year. Another Blade movie would be the shit, as long as they try to emulate the tone and scope of the first one, (the second one was okay, third was shit). If they could get Norrington back to direct my dream would be complete. I really think the first one holds its own, kind of like the matrix in that we love the first one and just choose to pretend the sequels didnt happen. I really hope they decide to make this about Blade Vs Morbius, that way they can tie it into spiderman, and then avengers, its perfect, like get rid of hawkeye and get badass Wesley Snipes in their man, he'd f*ukin kill it.
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9:15AM on 09/23/2015
I'd love to see another Blade film, I just don't want it made by Marvel Studios. The last thing we need is a PG-13 Blade because Disney refuses to make any of their Marvel movies rated R. Although, at this point, I'm not sure if they could even sell the Blade franchise to another studio. Blade isn't as big of a character as his was 10 years ago.
I'd love to see another Blade film, I just don't want it made by Marvel Studios. The last thing we need is a PG-13 Blade because Disney refuses to make any of their Marvel movies rated R. Although, at this point, I'm not sure if they could even sell the Blade franchise to another studio. Blade isn't as big of a character as his was 10 years ago.
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9:11AM on 09/23/2015
I feel like it would be easy to establish the Wesley Snipes Blade in the MCU. Keep in mind that the vampires operate in secrecy and so does Blade. So it could be easy to say that Blade 1, 2, and 3 (unfortunately) happened in the MCU. His introduction to the MCU is when the rest of the Avengers, etc. are finding out about vampires. Pretty simple, but that's usually what is most effective.
I feel like it would be easy to establish the Wesley Snipes Blade in the MCU. Keep in mind that the vampires operate in secrecy and so does Blade. So it could be easy to say that Blade 1, 2, and 3 (unfortunately) happened in the MCU. His introduction to the MCU is when the rest of the Avengers, etc. are finding out about vampires. Pretty simple, but that's usually what is most effective.
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8:36AM on 09/23/2015
Just envisioning Blade introduced in some respect and working his way into The Avengers like Ant Man. Could be really interesting.
Just envisioning Blade introduced in some respect and working his way into The Avengers like Ant Man. Could be really interesting.
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1:23AM on 09/23/2015
If Wesley Snipes does Blade 4 under the auspices of the MCU, then it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to say that Blade 1, 2, and 3 also canonically took place in the MCU.

Mind: blown.
If Wesley Snipes does Blade 4 under the auspices of the MCU, then it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to say that Blade 1, 2, and 3 also canonically took place in the MCU.

Mind: blown.
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12:47AM on 09/23/2015

Cash Grab Anyone??

He blew threw his money like addict in vegas. Maybe he can throw in a PSA for how to always pay your taxes and not get thrown in jail like he did for tax evasion. Go out with some dignity bro.......enjoy your senior citizen years.
He blew threw his money like addict in vegas. Maybe he can throw in a PSA for how to always pay your taxes and not get thrown in jail like he did for tax evasion. Go out with some dignity bro.......enjoy your senior citizen years.
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12:14AM on 09/23/2015
I'm glad to see Wesley Snipes is still up for playing Blade. I hope Marvel would turn Blade into an awesome series like Daredevil.
I'm glad to see Wesley Snipes is still up for playing Blade. I hope Marvel would turn Blade into an awesome series like Daredevil.
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10:35PM on 09/22/2015
Does every Marvel owned property need to be a part of the MCU? Are people eager to see Blade and Captain America fight side by side? I'll probably get a lot of hate for this, but Blade would work best on his own. No need to tie him in to other films. Make Blade 4 similar to Rocky Balboa or Rambo, a respectable send-off for the character. Something for adults and not to sell a bunch of action figures. And get rid of the idea of the daughter being the main character.
Does every Marvel owned property need to be a part of the MCU? Are people eager to see Blade and Captain America fight side by side? I'll probably get a lot of hate for this, but Blade would work best on his own. No need to tie him in to other films. Make Blade 4 similar to Rocky Balboa or Rambo, a respectable send-off for the character. Something for adults and not to sell a bunch of action figures. And get rid of the idea of the daughter being the main character.
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5:34PM on 09/23/2015
Not all. Definitely not the X-Men. I've always strongly felt they need to remain in their own universe. But Blade is a street-level character, much like Daredevil, and I could easily see him fitting into that show without any trouble.
Not all. Definitely not the X-Men. I've always strongly felt they need to remain in their own universe. But Blade is a street-level character, much like Daredevil, and I could easily see him fitting into that show without any trouble.
10:06PM on 09/22/2015
Don't bring him back. He had his time. He ended up not caring about the character by the third one so why should he be rewarded by working with Marvel now that their popularity is through the roof?
Don't bring him back. He had his time. He ended up not caring about the character by the third one so why should he be rewarded by working with Marvel now that their popularity is through the roof?
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10:56PM on 09/22/2015
He had a shit director and even shittier script, he was makin his money, and plus he knew how much the third one sucked.
He had a shit director and even shittier script, he was makin his money, and plus he knew how much the third one sucked.
8:28AM on 09/23/2015
David Goyer... enough said
David Goyer... enough said
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9:14PM on 09/22/2015

Oh and....

Keep Ryan Reynolds the F*CK away from this, i dont give a shit how well deadpool does.
Keep Ryan Reynolds the F*CK away from this, i dont give a shit how well deadpool does.
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9:13PM on 09/22/2015

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Man this is the best news I've heard this year. Another Blade movie would be the shit, as long as they try to emulate the tone and scope of the first one, (the second one was okay, third was shit). If they could get Norrington back to direct my dream would be complete. I really think the first one holds its own, kind of like the matrix in that we love the first one and just choose to pretend the sequels didnt happen. I really hope they decide to make this about Blade Vs Morbius, that way they
Man this is the best news I've heard this year. Another Blade movie would be the shit, as long as they try to emulate the tone and scope of the first one, (the second one was okay, third was shit). If they could get Norrington back to direct my dream would be complete. I really think the first one holds its own, kind of like the matrix in that we love the first one and just choose to pretend the sequels didnt happen. I really hope they decide to make this about Blade Vs Morbius, that way they can tie it into spiderman, and then avengers, its perfect, like get rid of hawkeye and get badass Wesley Snipes in their man, he'd f*ukin kill it.
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8:14PM on 09/22/2015
The best fit for Snipes to reprise Blade would be through a Netflix series with the same gritty, and violent tone as the Daredevil series. Just imagine Blade, Daredevil, and I'm assuming Punisher all having their own series within the MCU.
The best fit for Snipes to reprise Blade would be through a Netflix series with the same gritty, and violent tone as the Daredevil series. Just imagine Blade, Daredevil, and I'm assuming Punisher all having their own series within the MCU.
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9:16PM on 09/22/2015
You're an idiot, fuck netflix, this guys got huge big screen potential, daredevil and punisher are made to look like back alley heroes in those shows, Blade can put up Ant-Man numbers easy
You're an idiot, fuck netflix, this guys got huge big screen potential, daredevil and punisher are made to look like back alley heroes in those shows, Blade can put up Ant-Man numbers easy
11:49PM on 09/22/2015
There is a theory that vampires were already introduced to the MCU in Daredevil. In the episode Stick, Stick asks Daredevil's help to kill a child. He says "That's not human" and he kills the boy with a wooden arrow. Daredevil fights Stick, calling him a murderer. It was never explained what the boy actually was. Now, mind you, Daredevil was able to hear the boy's heartbeat so it hasn't been confirmed that he was a vampire but whatever the boy was we could have Stick telling Daredevil that
There is a theory that vampires were already introduced to the MCU in Daredevil. In the episode Stick, Stick asks Daredevil's help to kill a child. He says "That's not human" and he kills the boy with a wooden arrow. Daredevil fights Stick, calling him a murderer. It was never explained what the boy actually was. Now, mind you, Daredevil was able to hear the boy's heartbeat so it hasn't been confirmed that he was a vampire but whatever the boy was we could have Stick telling Daredevil that if he isn't willing to do "What is necessary" then he knows somebody who can help him do the job. All these Netflix series are supposed to be leading to something and the idea of a legion of the undead being unleashed onto Hell's Kitchen by the Hand would give Blade, Stick and Stone a reason to team up with all the Netflix heroes and vice-versa. Then we would have Blade 4 be a spin off of that with Blade, Stick and Stone going to Japan to fight the Hand on their home turf. Blade 5 would then introduce Blade's daughter and Wesley Snipes would have a mentor role in that movie. I don't think people would complain about this because Snipes will be pushing 60 by then.

I think this is where it is all going: Marvel wants to be able to use Wesley Snipes as Blade in the MCU but Snipes wants a movie; Marvel thinks Snipes is out of shape but Snipes thinks he can do it. Meanwhile, Marvel is thinking about the long term: after Infinity Wars we will probably have, at most, two more movies with Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk together, although we might see at least one Hulk sequel eventually. I suspect Marvel is going to introduce a lot of young characters over the next couple of decades: after the current roster of the Avengers have all gone there separate ways there will be a new threat that will cause a new generation of Avengers to band together and defeat it. Marvel isn't going to stop making movies as long as they continue to make money.

As for who would win in a three way fight between Blade, Stick and Stone, it would be a draw: Blade cuts Stick, Stick covers Stone and Stone breaks Blade. :)
7:59PM on 09/22/2015
Just as long as it doesn't resemble anything like part 3.
Just as long as it doesn't resemble anything like part 3.
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