As a fan of the Blade franchise, I'll be the first to say that there's so much more untapped potential to be discovered. I'll also state that I can only see Wesley Snipes portraying the half-human, half-vampire vampire hunter. Thankfully, the possibility of seeing Blade's return to the big screen seems to be becoming more and more of a reality. Snipes recently sat down with Vice to chat about his thoughts on the legacy and future of his character.
“There are a lot of conversations going around right now and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again. We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world and, when people see them, I think they’re only going to have a problem with deciding which one they love the most.
“All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years,”he continues. “Everyone’s enthusiastic about it, everybody gets it. But they got a business to run and they gotta square the things that they gotta figure out before they can get to it, I guess. In the meantime, we got a business to run and our own slate of things to do so…
“But the next time you see something in [the Blade universe], mark my words: what we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now.”
Rather vague details but at least conversations are still swirling about the return of the franchise. Maybe Marvel could work Blade into Sony's universe that includes Venom and Morbius. The opportunity is there, it's just a matter of rights and putting the franchise in the right hands.
We'd really love to hear your thoughts on this subject! Would you like to see Wesley Snipes return to Blade? What direction would you like to see the franchise take? Let us know in the comments below!