With success of movies like X-Men, Iron Man, Captain American and Avengers, people often forget about Marvel’s first big superhero franchise, Blade. The first Blade movie from 1998 as well as the sequels Blade II and Blade: Trinity were warmly received by the audience and have developed cult following since. Now, actor Wesley Snipes, who portrayed the vampire hunter Blade in the first three movies, has expressed his desire to portray the character once again.
“I am very much open to all of the possibilities,” – said Snipes in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “If Blade 4 comes along, that is a conversation we can have. And there are other characters in the Marvel universe that, if they want to invite me to play around with, I am with that too. I think the fans have a hunger for me to revisit the Blade character, so that could limit where they could place me as another character in that universe.”
Although the fans would certainly love to see Snipes stepping into the role once again, it is all up to Marvel and their willingness to bring the character into Marvel Cinematic universe. Here is what Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige had to say about it in a recent interview with JoBlo.
“We think it would be cool. Someday.” – said Feige. ” My tenure at Marvel started 17 years ago, and there were two things that sort of launched the modern era. One was X-Men, which was the first thing that people said, ‘Oh, there’s life here.’ But a few years before that, there was Blade. A character nobody had heard of at all, had only appeared in a few issues of Tomb of Dracula or something, turned into a big franchise. That was always a great lesson for me, where you go, ‘It doesn’t matter how well known the character is, it matters how cool the movie is.’ Which, many years later, would be the reason we do Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange. I think Blade is a legacy character now, and I think it would be fun to do something with him one day.”