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Wesley Snipes says he's up for Blade 4

Jul. 30, 2014by: Sean Wist

BLADE was a very different kind of comic book film when it was released. For starters, there are not a lot of hard R-rated comic book flicks. However it also delivered on the action front, as well as one of the best portrayals of a protagonist. Wesley Snipes simply IS Blade. When Guillermo del Toro took the reigns for BLADE II, he delivered one of the most fun comic book flicks of all time. Afterwards, series writer David S. Goyer stepped up to the plate to direct the third installment, BLADE: TRINITY, and that's where it all went to shit. Poor direction aside, the story was a mess. While the idea of bringing Dracula to the modern day is a fascinating one, the execution failed on all fronts. That doesn't mean it's game over for Snipes, though, as a recent interview with MTV is happy to point out.

When asked about whether or not there could be a BLADE 4 in his future:

I'd be open to it. You know I think we got some stones left unturned and there's some latitude for us to build on. I'd love to get back in the suit and do some things that I've learned how to do now that I didn't know how to do then. I think we're better at making that kind of a film now. You know, some of the things that we did in the early parts of the franchise were experimental and now they've become customary in a lot of the AVENGERS films and other comic book adaptations.

Given all the controversy on set between Goyer and Snipes during BLADE: TRINITY, I'm doubtful that Goyer would return to the series in any capacity. He's plenty busy himself, scripting the next line of Superman flicks. Furthermore, the rights to make the film, which were with New Line, have now reverted back to Marvel proper. Marvel has some dates lined up, but what are the odds that Blade is one of them? There was talk of doing another film, but would it bring back Snipes or completely reboot the series? It would be hard to pull of a Blade that's PG-13, and I'm not sure how willing they are to go to a darker place at this point. Still, I would like a better end for the character Snipes helped to build.

You can check out Wesley Snipes next in THE EXPENDABLES 3, which hits theaters August 15, 2014.

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11:40PM on 08/01/2014

Ill take Snipes in anything!

Dude needs a comeback like Stallone and Schwarzenegger! He kicked ass in expendebles! Just made me want to see him in more action movies
Dude needs a comeback like Stallone and Schwarzenegger! He kicked ass in expendebles! Just made me want to see him in more action movies
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9:19AM on 07/31/2014

I want Blade 4, but it has to be more like Blade 2.

I want Blade 4, but it has to be messy. Lots of blood. Hard R rating and not involve a Vampire Planet or Dracula.

Also, Snipes was in Expendables 3 for 5 flipping minutes. He was there to replace Terry Crews (2 minutes on screen) and yet the entire Expendables team has 5 minutes together on film. It is 2 hours of Stallone recruiting new kids nobody cares about.
I want Blade 4, but it has to be messy. Lots of blood. Hard R rating and not involve a Vampire Planet or Dracula.

Also, Snipes was in Expendables 3 for 5 flipping minutes. He was there to replace Terry Crews (2 minutes on screen) and yet the entire Expendables team has 5 minutes together on film. It is 2 hours of Stallone recruiting new kids nobody cares about.
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7:58AM on 07/31/2014

After the way he behaved on the set of B3

(And, frankly, I think it did hurt the movie, as much as Goyer's direction ans script), I'll accept him as Blade on TV (a deluxe mini-series, as DD said below, would be great, including him in the Nettflix Marvel TV Series mythos, for instance)
BUT if it's on big screen (I never thought I'd write that, ever), let's go the whole reboot way !
And, OF COURSE rated R !!!!
(And, frankly, I think it did hurt the movie, as much as Goyer's direction ans script), I'll accept him as Blade on TV (a deluxe mini-series, as DD said below, would be great, including him in the Nettflix Marvel TV Series mythos, for instance)
BUT if it's on big screen (I never thought I'd write that, ever), let's go the whole reboot way !
And, OF COURSE rated R !!!!
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7:27AM on 07/31/2014
So am I Wes. So am I.
So am I Wes. So am I.
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3:27AM on 07/31/2014

as much

I do enjoy the Blade series, I believe Snipes would be up for any paying gig lol.
I do enjoy the Blade series, I believe Snipes would be up for any paying gig lol.
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3:19AM on 07/31/2014

how many of you guys saw GALLOWWALKERS?

I saw this one on Netflix... its really good.... Snipes has still got it.
he just needs to pay his taxes and get back on the horse.
I saw this one on Netflix... its really good.... Snipes has still got it.
he just needs to pay his taxes and get back on the horse.
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12:53AM on 07/31/2014
Wesley Snipes is open to making another 2-hour long iPod commercial.
Wesley Snipes is open to making another 2-hour long iPod commercial.
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12:47AM on 07/31/2014

headline should read...

Wesley Snipes says he's up for literally any acting work he gets offered.

just sayin.
Wesley Snipes says he's up for literally any acting work he gets offered.

just sayin.
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2:02AM on 07/31/2014
Wesley Snipes open to Alvin and the Chipmunks 4. "Please, just anything," he is quoted as saying.
Wesley Snipes open to Alvin and the Chipmunks 4. "Please, just anything," he is quoted as saying.
5:06AM on 07/31/2014
Hahaha pretty much Jedi, that made me laugh :)
Hahaha pretty much Jedi, that made me laugh :)
9:29AM on 07/31/2014
Thanks DareDevil.
Thanks DareDevil.
9:29PM on 07/30/2014
As much as I would like to see Snipes as Blade again I really don't think it will happen since Marvel has the rights now. What I do think they could be successful with would following their Daredevil plan and creating a Blade Netflix series. They probably wouldn't be able to get Snipes back for that but I think it would be possible for them to find an adequate replacement. I also think they should follow suit and do this with The Punisher. If these shows gain an audience on Netflix then maybe
As much as I would like to see Snipes as Blade again I really don't think it will happen since Marvel has the rights now. What I do think they could be successful with would following their Daredevil plan and creating a Blade Netflix series. They probably wouldn't be able to get Snipes back for that but I think it would be possible for them to find an adequate replacement. I also think they should follow suit and do this with The Punisher. If these shows gain an audience on Netflix then maybe it would give Marvel the balls to bring these characters to the big screen again. Plus doing different series like that allows for a lot of crossover potential in film and series.
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12:44AM on 07/31/2014
IF Marvel asked Snipes to do a 13 run mini series for a network or online, well... that would be the best phone call Wesley Snipes ever received. I don't think you understand that it takes more "balls" to do what they are doing right now with Daredevil than it did to make The Incredible Hulk with Ed Norton. I think you might be looking at things the wrong way.
IF Marvel asked Snipes to do a 13 run mini series for a network or online, well... that would be the best phone call Wesley Snipes ever received. I don't think you understand that it takes more "balls" to do what they are doing right now with Daredevil than it did to make The Incredible Hulk with Ed Norton. I think you might be looking at things the wrong way.
8:22PM on 07/30/2014
If they can make a decent Rambo 4, they can do this. Yeah, I'd go see it, as long as they get rid of the drek that was part 3.
If they can make a decent Rambo 4, they can do this. Yeah, I'd go see it, as long as they get rid of the drek that was part 3.
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8:32PM on 07/30/2014
I'm frelling behind you on that one....
I'm frelling behind you on that one....
7:08PM on 07/30/2014
Yayyyy.....Can the next one be about Blade, though? Not a weak Deadpool and a nondescript guy from a tv series that lost the point of its title after series 2?
Yayyyy.....Can the next one be about Blade, though? Not a weak Deadpool and a nondescript guy from a tv series that lost the point of its title after series 2?
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12:54AM on 07/31/2014
but how do you really feel?
but how do you really feel?
7:05PM on 07/30/2014
I'm up for banging Olivia Wilde in the mouth.
I'm up for banging Olivia Wilde in the mouth.
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5:51PM on 07/30/2014

It's be chill

I'd be down. And technically bringing in Dracula would have been awesome in the third one. Blade debuted in the old Marvel "Tomb of Dracula" comics. It just was executed poorly
I'd be down. And technically bringing in Dracula would have been awesome in the third one. Blade debuted in the old Marvel "Tomb of Dracula" comics. It just was executed poorly
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5:16PM on 07/30/2014
Wesley Snipes Says He's Up For Blade 4, Job At Car Wash, Prostitution, Anything
Wesley Snipes Says He's Up For Blade 4, Job At Car Wash, Prostitution, Anything
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5:27PM on 07/30/2014
I was going to post a comment along those lines...yours was better.
I was going to post a comment along those lines...yours was better.
4:38PM on 07/30/2014

the master!

This is going to be laughed at by many but Blade 2 is my favorite movie of all time. But if it isn't R I say just leave it alone.
This is going to be laughed at by many but Blade 2 is my favorite movie of all time. But if it isn't R I say just leave it alone.
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5:51PM on 07/30/2014
I've never heard anyone say that. Not hate. Pretty cool choice
I've never heard anyone say that. Not hate. Pretty cool choice
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4:25PM on 07/30/2014
Uhhh fn course u r
Uhhh fn course u r
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4:20PM on 07/30/2014
Uhhh fn course u r
Uhhh fn course u r
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3:55PM on 07/30/2014

the master!

This is going to be laughed at by many but Blade 2 is my favorite movie of all time. But if it isn't R I say just leave it alone.
This is going to be laughed at by many but Blade 2 is my favorite movie of all time. But if it isn't R I say just leave it alone.
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3:50PM on 07/30/2014

HA!

Always bet on NOT A CHANCE SNIPES!
Always bet on NOT A CHANCE SNIPES!
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3:04PM on 07/30/2014
Hand it to Snipes, he was excellent as the character. But at this point, highly unlikely.
Hand it to Snipes, he was excellent as the character. But at this point, highly unlikely.
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2:41PM on 07/30/2014

Not if Marvel owns the rights...

If Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema still owned the film rights, my response would be far more enthusiastic, but Marvel? Screw that! First, I highly doubt Disney would allow Marvel to produce another Blade film, unless it's a watered down, kid-friendly, PG-13 version. Second, I believe Marvel would reboot the series rather than make a Blade 4.

I'm a huge Blade fan, and I'd love to see another film and Wesley Snipes reprise the bad-ass vampire hunter, but it has to be done right. And, in
If Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema still owned the film rights, my response would be far more enthusiastic, but Marvel? Screw that! First, I highly doubt Disney would allow Marvel to produce another Blade film, unless it's a watered down, kid-friendly, PG-13 version. Second, I believe Marvel would reboot the series rather than make a Blade 4.

I'm a huge Blade fan, and I'd love to see another film and Wesley Snipes reprise the bad-ass vampire hunter, but it has to be done right. And, in order for it to be done right, it needs an R-rating. But we all know that an R-rated Marvel film will never happen under Disney's watch.

Let's all be glad Stephen Norrington's BLADE and Guillermo del Toro's BLADE II were made when they were made, because they sure as hell wouldn't get made now.
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2:36PM on 07/30/2014

Not if Marvel owns the rights...

If Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema still owned the film rights, my response would be far more enthusiastic, but Marvel? Screw that! First, I highly doubt Disney would allow Marvel to produce another Blade film, unless it's a watered down, kid-friendly, PG-13 version. Second, I believe Marvel would reboot the series rather than make a Blade 4.

I'm a huge Blade fan, and I'd love to see another film and Wesley Snipes reprise the bad-ass vampire hunter, but it has to be done right. And, in
If Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema still owned the film rights, my response would be far more enthusiastic, but Marvel? Screw that! First, I highly doubt Disney would allow Marvel to produce another Blade film, unless it's a watered down, kid-friendly, PG-13 version. Second, I believe Marvel would reboot the series rather than make a Blade 4.

I'm a huge Blade fan, and I'd love to see another film and Wesley Snipes reprise the bad-ass vampire hunter, but it has to be done right. And, in order for it to be done right, it needs an R-rating. But we all know that an R-rated Marvel film will never happen under Disney's watch.

Let's all be glad Stephen Norrington's BLADE and Guillermo del Toro's BLADE II were made when they were made, because they sure as hell wouldn't get made now.
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2:32PM on 07/30/2014

unlikely but I'd love it

Blade II is in my top 5 of comic book films. So much fun was had and Guillermo Del Toro is the man. Plus, Nomak was bad ass.

As much as I'd love to see Snipes back to give the proper send off the character deserved, it won't go down. Marvel owns those rights now and I don't think we have ever seen a new company take over a series like this and continue the last one's work.

Blade II is in my top 5 of comic book films. So much fun was had and Guillermo Del Toro is the man. Plus, Nomak was bad ass.

As much as I'd love to see Snipes back to give the proper send off the character deserved, it won't go down. Marvel owns those rights now and I don't think we have ever seen a new company take over a series like this and continue the last one's work.

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2:11PM on 07/30/2014

Marvel Knights

If Marvel don't want to mix Punisher & Blade with the Avengers crowd, why not create a separate more violent Marvel trilogy like Marvel Knights? They could finally get Tom Jane back, and Snipes! It doesn't HAVE to mix with the Avengers, the same as Guardians of the Galaxy isn't going the full way into the Avengers either!
If Marvel don't want to mix Punisher & Blade with the Avengers crowd, why not create a separate more violent Marvel trilogy like Marvel Knights? They could finally get Tom Jane back, and Snipes! It doesn't HAVE to mix with the Avengers, the same as Guardians of the Galaxy isn't going the full way into the Avengers either!
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3:19PM on 07/30/2014
...Guardians of the Galaxy is part of the MCU, but they will reunite with team in Phase Three :P
...Guardians of the Galaxy is part of the MCU, but they will reunite with team in Phase Three :P
2:10PM on 07/30/2014

Of course another one would be great

I'm up for another Blade with Snipes. He's basically the standard for the character since so little was known about Blade to the general movie audience. The only way it would work, if there was another one, is if it was an R rating. I think (hope) that the time Snipes spent in jail may have mellowed him out a bit.

As for Marvel, I think they really want to do this, but they are a business and I think they don't see the dollar signs there for a movie. I think they would want to make it as
I'm up for another Blade with Snipes. He's basically the standard for the character since so little was known about Blade to the general movie audience. The only way it would work, if there was another one, is if it was an R rating. I think (hope) that the time Snipes spent in jail may have mellowed him out a bit.

As for Marvel, I think they really want to do this, but they are a business and I think they don't see the dollar signs there for a movie. I think they would want to make it as a TV show, but Snipes would probably not do it. Marvel could easily find a good replacement, but like I said before, Snipes is the standard. The show would have to surpass the quality of the first 2 movies and I don't think a TV show ever would.
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1:57PM on 07/30/2014
I'd like a Gareth Evans directed Blade flick. With or without Snipes.

Give him Black Widow and Iron Fist too!
I'd like a Gareth Evans directed Blade flick. With or without Snipes.

Give him Black Widow and Iron Fist too!
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2:05PM on 07/30/2014
This! I'd love to see what Gareth Evans could do with Blade, and also with Punisher!
This! I'd love to see what Gareth Evans could do with Blade, and also with Punisher!
1:29PM on 07/30/2014

yeesh

First romy and michelle and now this. Another great fluff piece from this site
First romy and michelle and now this. Another great fluff piece from this site
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1:28PM on 07/30/2014
I'll never forgive Wesley Snipes for failing to complete his throttling of David Shit Goyer on the set of 'Blade: Trinity'.
I'll never forgive Wesley Snipes for failing to complete his throttling of David Shit Goyer on the set of 'Blade: Trinity'.
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1:16PM on 07/30/2014
I'd love a new trilogy cause Goyer left the franchise in a pile of shit.
I'd love a new trilogy cause Goyer left the franchise in a pile of shit.
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1:08PM on 07/30/2014
As much as I would love to see him play Blade one more time in another film, I think at this point Blade: Trinity was the final chapter in the franchise. Especially since Marvel has the rights at this moment.
As much as I would love to see him play Blade one more time in another film, I think at this point Blade: Trinity was the final chapter in the franchise. Especially since Marvel has the rights at this moment.
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1:03PM on 07/30/2014

Wesley Snipes will have to do a lot of groveling

to make up for his lousy behaviour on the BLADE: TRINITY set.
to make up for his lousy behaviour on the BLADE: TRINITY set.
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12:58PM on 07/30/2014

The real question:

Will he open his eyes this time?
Will he open his eyes this time?
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12:52PM on 07/30/2014
I'd love to see a fourth Blade to make up for Blade: Trinity. I'll have to see if he's still got it after EX3. But i don't think Marvel is ready to step into the R-rated movie front yet. I mean look hard it is for FOX to make a Deadpool movie. I'd love it because I am a huge fan boy of Blade & Blade 2. But I don't see it happening anytime soon, if at all.
I'd love to see a fourth Blade to make up for Blade: Trinity. I'll have to see if he's still got it after EX3. But i don't think Marvel is ready to step into the R-rated movie front yet. I mean look hard it is for FOX to make a Deadpool movie. I'd love it because I am a huge fan boy of Blade & Blade 2. But I don't see it happening anytime soon, if at all.
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12:44PM on 07/30/2014
He wishes. Its not impossible, but I highly doubt it.
He wishes. Its not impossible, but I highly doubt it.
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1:51PM on 07/30/2014
a better chance then a deadpool movie, so you should hope it happens as hollywood will want an example of a hard R rated action flick.
a better chance then a deadpool movie, so you should hope it happens as hollywood will want an example of a hard R rated action flick.
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