TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - August 30, 2018
When it comes to crediting the film that launched the modern superhero movie, 1998's Blade is almost always overlooked in favor of Bryan Singer's X-Men, released two years later. That's a damn shame, too, because Blade is a damn good movie, not bogged down by the origin nonsense which hinders so many modern comic book movies.
Though the film franchise went dormant in 2004, series star Wesley Snipes hasn't given up hope that Blade will make his way into the MCU. In an interview with Vice to celebrate the original film's 20th anniversary, Snipes intimates that he will return as the half-vampiric hero as soon as some details are ironed out...
"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."
For his part, however, Snipes recognizes that there are a lot more hurdles to clear in this day and age than there were when the franchise originally launched...
All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years. 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.
Those are some strong words, especially considering how good the first two Blade movies are, but there is substantial room for growth and improvement as well. Fingers crossed that they can get this thing done and get Snipes into the MCU... or at least the Marvel Netflix Universe.
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