OK, so we know that Wesley Snipes has been talking up possibly returning to the Blade character only this time in the MCU (here) and we know that, in the comics, Blade is coming back only this time it’s his daughter in the lead role (here). But could the two be connected?
Well, word on the nerdvine is that the new comic has been delayed and there’s possibly a Marvel Cinematic Universe reason.
Bleedingcool are reporting: “I understand from well-connected sources that this is due to careful concern from up above the food chain, that the character and the comic are suddenly considered extremely important by the bean counters and the multi-media folk.
“Because the plan is that this new Blade will be the one that features in the next Blade movie.”
Now, this would be awesome on several levels. Firstly, Marvel need more strong female lead characters and with Captain Marvel on the horizon, Blade would fit right in, especially with Dr Strange introducing the supernatural into the series, so vampires would be easier to accept.
It would also mean that Wesley Snipes could be in there too. Many have complained that Snipes is too old for the Blade role now but we could certainly see him in the MCU as the original Blade… the mentor or father figure who can still kick ass if need be.
It would also mean that the original Blade trilogy is officially unofficial canon if you follow us.
And we’re not even taking into account that Blade has long been rumoured to be part of the second Netflix phase of characters (here), so this could be a factor too. Who knows?
We’re excited about this prospect… let us know your thoughts