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Wesley Snipes has met with Marvel about reprising the role of Blade

07.09.2015

When Wesley Snipes was released from prison, it seemed like the question on everyone's mind was whether he would be up for a fourth film as BLADE. In the time he was encarcerated, the rights to the vampire character reverted from New Line Cinema to Marvel Studios who have yet to do anything with the character. Marvel has already re-introduced Daredevil and, soon, The Punisher to the Marvel Cinematic Universe while Blade and Ghost Rider wait for their return to the spotlight.

Promoting The Player at San Diego Comic Con, Snipes was asked by Deadline as to whether there will be a BLADE 4 in his future. Here is what the daywalker had to say.

The project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things. I don’t know where it’s on their schedule at this point, that hasn’t been decided. I guess it’s still up in the air.

Snipes went on to say that his meeting with Marvel was regarding both Blade and other potential roles in the MCU but he did not offer any other details beyond that. While Marvel Studios does control the character, they do not own the first three films. Bringing Snipes back and keeping those films in continuity may be tricky. But, that doesn't mean there isn't a chance it could happen.

The BLADE trilogy represents one of the few bright spots in Marvel's non-MCU filmography and it would be interesting to see if they could incorporate the mythology into the overall universe. Snipes still seems to have what it takes to play the character and I would love to see him don the sunglasses and sword at least one more time.

The Player debuts on NBC this fall.

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10:14PM on 07/10/2015
He could do it, as he's aged well and kept himself in good shape. But from everything we've heard about him he needs to eat a slice of humble pie and step aside and let the show-runners run the show. He's notorious for clashing with producers, directors etc.
He could do it, as he's aged well and kept himself in good shape. But from everything we've heard about him he needs to eat a slice of humble pie and step aside and let the show-runners run the show. He's notorious for clashing with producers, directors etc.
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4:21PM on 07/10/2015

This could be interesting...

We need Blade to open up the gates to more R rated Marvel films. That way we can get Punisher and Blade teamups, even throw in Daredevil!
We need Blade to open up the gates to more R rated Marvel films. That way we can get Punisher and Blade teamups, even throw in Daredevil!
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3:52AM on 07/10/2015

Good.

Let's have him show up in the third season of Daredevil. Iron Fist hasn't been cast yet so the way things are going we will have had a third season of Daredevil by the time Defenders comes out. Now we need news vis-a-vis Moon Knight. Ghost Rider? I would settle for a cameo in Defenders. Maybe Doctor Strange can summon Ghost Rider for their final battle.
Let's have him show up in the third season of Daredevil. Iron Fist hasn't been cast yet so the way things are going we will have had a third season of Daredevil by the time Defenders comes out. Now we need news vis-a-vis Moon Knight. Ghost Rider? I would settle for a cameo in Defenders. Maybe Doctor Strange can summon Ghost Rider for their final battle.
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12:01AM on 07/10/2015

LOL

The Blade trilogy a bright spot? 2 and 3 sucked while 1 does not hold up at all.
The Blade trilogy a bright spot? 2 and 3 sucked while 1 does not hold up at all.
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3:25AM on 07/10/2015
You're kidding about 2 right? That was the best of the whole trilogy.
You're kidding about 2 right? That was the best of the whole trilogy.
8:07AM on 07/10/2015
Blade 2 was amazing. Better directed, better story and actually gave Blade more emotion.
Blade 2 was amazing. Better directed, better story and actually gave Blade more emotion.
11:50PM on 07/10/2015
Yes 3 blew. But 2 is awesome, it was like Predator for vampires including the mandibles and awesome lineup of badasses.
Yes 3 blew. But 2 is awesome, it was like Predator for vampires including the mandibles and awesome lineup of badasses.
11:41PM on 07/09/2015

Then.....they can bring in Morbius

and not Oliver Platt Morbius.....rather, Michael Wincott in the Crow Morbius.
and not Oliver Platt Morbius.....rather, Michael Wincott in the Crow Morbius.
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9:59PM on 07/09/2015
awesome news!
awesome news!
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9:28PM on 07/09/2015
Bringing Wesley back just feels right! And as a Netflix series would be awesome.
Bringing Wesley back just feels right! And as a Netflix series would be awesome.
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8:01PM on 07/09/2015

Not too sure about this...

I just don't see Vampires having any continuity with the Cinematic Universe. I get Blade has crossed paths in the comics with a multitude of Marvel characters but this Cinematic Universe is different. Blade should just stay standalone.
I just don't see Vampires having any continuity with the Cinematic Universe. I get Blade has crossed paths in the comics with a multitude of Marvel characters but this Cinematic Universe is different. Blade should just stay standalone.
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7:29PM on 07/09/2015
Blade and Doctor Strange team up, please.
Blade and Doctor Strange team up, please.
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7:02PM on 07/09/2015

blade?

first, blade 1 and 2 were awesome.
bur i'm kind of still vampire'd out by now. do we need more blade? and though wesley snipes IS blade (like rdj IS iron man, and hugh jackman IS wolverine) i wouldn't mind a recasting if they do bring him into some capacity. plus is marvel sure they want to ride the crazy train? patton oswald has some good stories: [link]

then again, fuck david goyer.
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first, blade 1 and 2 were awesome.
bur i'm kind of still vampire'd out by now. do we need more blade? and though wesley snipes IS blade (like rdj IS iron man, and hugh jackman IS wolverine) i wouldn't mind a recasting if they do bring him into some capacity. plus is marvel sure they want to ride the crazy train? patton oswald has some good stories: [link]

then again, fuck david goyer.
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6:44PM on 07/09/2015
There's no reason to even try to keep the continuity of the original trilogy unless they want to bring Whistler back. Other than that it could just be a new Blade movie set 10 years later with all new supporting characters. I'm all for this, and a Netflix series like DareDevil would be the shit.
There's no reason to even try to keep the continuity of the original trilogy unless they want to bring Whistler back. Other than that it could just be a new Blade movie set 10 years later with all new supporting characters. I'm all for this, and a Netflix series like DareDevil would be the shit.
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6:34PM on 07/09/2015
I would love to see Snipes and Holland teem up in a Spider-Man movie to fight Morbius.
I would love to see Snipes and Holland teem up in a Spider-Man movie to fight Morbius.
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8:01PM on 07/09/2015
That's a freakin' awesome idea, man!
That's a freakin' awesome idea, man!
9:26PM on 07/09/2015
Kudos to you, this idea just makes too much sense and would be legit!
Kudos to you, this idea just makes too much sense and would be legit!
5:33PM on 07/09/2015

Yeah right....

...and Tobey Macquire is in talks to reprise Spiderman.
...and Tobey Macquire is in talks to reprise Spiderman.
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4:54PM on 07/09/2015

Blade would fit in with Netflix.

Tonally it's a better place for it.

Don't think we're getting Ryan Reynolds back as Hannibal King, though.
Tonally it's a better place for it.

Don't think we're getting Ryan Reynolds back as Hannibal King, though.
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4:41PM on 07/09/2015

That would be cool.

I'd love to see Blade 3. It would make up for that glorified cameo he had in Nightstalkers.....
I'd love to see Blade 3. It would make up for that glorified cameo he had in Nightstalkers.....
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4:25PM on 07/09/2015
Would love for Snipes to reprise the role considering he kicked major ass playing the character. Seeing him interact with Daredevil, and the Punisher on a storyline would be awesome to see as well. But if plans do fall through, then perhaps he could play someone in Black Panther??
Would love for Snipes to reprise the role considering he kicked major ass playing the character. Seeing him interact with Daredevil, and the Punisher on a storyline would be awesome to see as well. But if plans do fall through, then perhaps he could play someone in Black Panther??
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6:39PM on 07/09/2015
Yep totally agree - I still think snipes is the best superhero fit we've had and for me Blade still holds up as an awesome flick
Yep totally agree - I still think snipes is the best superhero fit we've had and for me Blade still holds up as an awesome flick
3:58PM on 07/09/2015
It looks like Marvel has a good relationship with Netflix. It would be great to see a Blade miniseries. The quality has certainly been there for each of their projects, so it would be great to see Blade included in the Marvel universe one way, shape or form.
It looks like Marvel has a good relationship with Netflix. It would be great to see a Blade miniseries. The quality has certainly been there for each of their projects, so it would be great to see Blade included in the Marvel universe one way, shape or form.
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3:40PM on 07/09/2015
I don't think they would necessarily need to worry about keeping the first three films in continuity for Marvel to use Snipes as Blade in the MCU. Look at what they did with Hulk. For all intents and purposes, the INCREDIBLE HULK is included in the continuity of the MCU, but the events of that movie are never mentioned in any of the MCU movies after Incredible Hulk.

All Marvel would need to do is create a fresh new story for Blade that introduces him into the MCU. They don't really need
I don't think they would necessarily need to worry about keeping the first three films in continuity for Marvel to use Snipes as Blade in the MCU. Look at what they did with Hulk. For all intents and purposes, the INCREDIBLE HULK is included in the continuity of the MCU, but the events of that movie are never mentioned in any of the MCU movies after Incredible Hulk.

All Marvel would need to do is create a fresh new story for Blade that introduces him into the MCU. They don't really need to worry too much about "where have vampires been this whole time since 2008?" since the vamps are more or less operating in complete secrecy. The only question is whether or not they can bring back Whistler into continuity, but who knows if they'll really need him at this point.
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4:01PM on 07/09/2015
I don't know what you're talking about, never mentioned since the movie came out? Incredible Hulk was referenced when Mark Ruffalo says he "Broke" Harlem and General Ross is being reprised by the same actor in Civil War. They will eventually have Abomination come back, Tim Roth stated that Marvel will bring him back to reprise his role. Check the facts....
I don't know what you're talking about, never mentioned since the movie came out? Incredible Hulk was referenced when Mark Ruffalo says he "Broke" Harlem and General Ross is being reprised by the same actor in Civil War. They will eventually have Abomination come back, Tim Roth stated that Marvel will bring him back to reprise his role. Check the facts....
4:21PM on 07/09/2015
Plus an image from the Hulk's fight in Harlem is in a newspaper in Daredevil and a Marvel One Shot was made to explain Stark's cameo in The Incredible Hulk,. Abomination's prison was mention in agents of shield, The news footage of the university fight was scene at the end of Iron Man 2 and in the Avengers film. Not to mention the comic book tie ins that explain some of the timeline. Incredible Hulk is firmly in the MCU
Plus an image from the Hulk's fight in Harlem is in a newspaper in Daredevil and a Marvel One Shot was made to explain Stark's cameo in The Incredible Hulk,. Abomination's prison was mention in agents of shield, The news footage of the university fight was scene at the end of Iron Man 2 and in the Avengers film. Not to mention the comic book tie ins that explain some of the timeline. Incredible Hulk is firmly in the MCU
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