The executive producer of Marvel’s The Punisher, Steve Lightfoot, has told us that if he does take on another comic book property, he wants it to be Blade.
There have been longstanding talks about a Blade revival. Even previous Blade actor Wesley Snipes has been campaigning to return to the role for a reboot of his franchise. It was previously rumored that Blade was the secret Marvel project that John Ridley was developing, but things never actually took off.
Blade is one of the most popular Marvel characters on the planet and a revival is one of the most talked about things online. To bring Blade back you’d need someone who can handle making his series dark and horrifying. Blade’s horror aspect was never really fleshed out properly on the big screen because his movies were more so blockbuster than horror. Look no further because the right guy for the job has been right in front of us handling Marvel and Netflix’s The Punisher series.
While talking to Steve Lightfoot for The Punisher press rounds, I asked him if he’d like to take on a project from either Marvel or DC when he’s finished with The Punisher and he had a pretty good idea for what he’d like to do next:
Lightfoot: The nice thing about being a writer and creator of shows is that people offer you really exciting and interesting characters. You never want to say now. It depends on the character and IP. But, I’ve had a blast on this show and hope that it continues.
Q: Do you have any characters in mind?
Lightfoot: I have no idea who owns it, but I’ve always loved the Blade Character. I think that would be a great one to come back with. I thought those movies were great and I love that mythology. I’m a big horror fan, and as a fan of that it would be a fun one to play around with.
What do you think of Lightfoot’s comments? Would you like to see him at the helm of a Blade series? Sound off in the comments section below!
Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, Annette O’Toole and Deborah Ann Woll. Here’s the synopsis for season two:
Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as “The Punisher.
Marvel’s The Punisher season two is on Netflix now.