Wesley Snipes Reaffirms ‘Blade’ Talks With Marvel

When Huffington Post asked Wesley Snipes about a Blade 4 or a possible TV series (Netflix?), he expanded upon his previous statements from Comic-Con about meeting with Marvel.

 

“There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it,” Snipes said. “I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”

The interviewer even suggested he should join the Avengers.

“That would be interesting. I mean, I know it’s in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in,” he said. “He’s got to bite somebody. I don’t know who he’s going to bite.”

You might remember a couple weeks back it was rumored that Marvel had been considering a new live-action Blade project based around his daughter Fallon Grey, with Eric taking more of a mentor role.

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If you didn’t know Stephen Norrington’s original ending for Blade, included a masked/blue-skinned ominous figure after the defeat of Deacon Frost. This was indeed Morbius, and was intended to be the villain of the second film. For whatever reason, a rights dispute with Sony, or being removed due to Norrington’s exit and Guillermo del Toro’s hiring, the villain was never used in Blade 2.

Here is that alternate ending with the Morbius cameo that was expected to setup a sequel.

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They’ve sort of maxed-out the use of Frost from the original film, and the anime series, so they might as well start looking at threats for Blade and Fallon, like Morbius due to their new relationship with Sony using him won’t be such a headache anymore.

 

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Guillermo has his fingers in many pies these days, and is even behind the FXX series The Strain, which is based on the books he co-authored. I think if he reached-out to Marvel to attempt a Netflix series it would extremely worthwhile. Considering he almost directed the pilot episode of a new live-action Hulk series that was to air on ABC, before budget concerns saw it replaced with Agents of SHIELD. I’d be totally on board to see him take a creative or producing role, with whatever this might turn out to be.

Placing Snipes in a mentor role is likely a more manageable way of bringing him back, without having his ego getting out of control like it did on the set of Blade: Trinity, with his infamous unprofessional behaviour.

If this would to happen, it establishes 1998’s Blade as the first MCU canon film.

SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST


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