OK folks, pinch of salt time, but we felt we should report it anyway because, if it’s true (it’s very probably not) we’d feel very silly indeed.
Remember during SDCC we reported that Wesley Snipes was keen to play Blade again (here)?
Well, the The New York Daily News is reporting that Snipes is set to play the character again in a new movie featuring the day-walking vampire who slays vampires.
They are claiming things are “looking good” for this happening, depite the fact that New Line no longer own the rights to Blade which reverted back to Marvel recently. This would mean that, if the movie did happen it would need to do one of two things: either restart the franchise with Snipes in the role and ignoring the previous movies OR take the previous three movies as part of the story – and ultimately the Marvel movie universe – which means that The Reapers exist in the same universe as Howard the Duck (?) and the Marvel Movie Universe actually kicked off in 1998 when the first Blade movie came out.
So, it’s for these reasons we have to say that this is probably nonsense. That said, we’d love to see it happen… what about you guys?