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Wesley Snipes says he’s still talking to Marvel about bringing Blade back…

September 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, Wesley Snipes is talking about Blade again and how the character could come back and fit into the MCU and we’re stoked!

If there’s one thing Wesley Snipes is known for it’s playing Blade. Sure, we love Demolition Man, White Men Can’t Jump and so many more of his movies but to us, if someone mentions Snipes, we thing of the Daywalker.

And the character, which – don’t @ me – revolutionised the whole comic book movies genre when the first movie in the trilogy came out in 1998. Fact is, while Burton’s Batman and Singer’s X-Men all played their part, Blade was the undead daddy of the whole deal, is one that has been teased for the MCU before.

Word on the vice a while back was that we were getting Snipes back as Blade in the MCU and he’d have his daughter with him (more on this in a minute), this was to be based on a comic that was set to come out a few years ago but never transpired (here). Snipes has spoken of coming back to the role too (here) and Marvel boss Kevin Feige has said he wants Blade in the MCU (here) and even recently director Antoine Fuqua was rumoured to be in talks with Marvel to make a Blade movie (here) but we’re still here, waiting to hear more…

Until now.

Snipes has been chatting to Vice and, of course, the subject of Blade came up and he was asked if we would ever see the character on the big screen again?

“We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world,” the actor replied – we assume he’s talking about the MCU. He goes on to say he’s been “discussing [the projects] for the past two years”with Marvel/Disney.

Two projects? Could one be the return of the Daughter of Blade idea we discussed before? Or perhaps could one be getting Blade into the Netflix universe? Or perhaps, it’s something to do with the streaming service Disney have coming up?

“What we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now,” Snipes continues.

And, once again, that’s all we know. Would Blade be played by a new actor? Or perhaps could Snipes come back as an aged Blade… would that mean the MCU (unofficially or officially) kicked off with him twenty years ago?

Perhaps someday we’ll get answers but with the Sony movies all tapping into the darker corner of the Marvel universe including Venom and the other big Marvel vampire, Morbius played by Jared Leto (here) and with it looking more and more likely that the Sony movies and the MCU will collide (here) Blade could be just the hero both universes need to pull it all together.

Thoughts?

Source: Nerdist

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….