Former Blade star Wesley Snipes revealed he’s working on a mysterious new project that he’s fondly calling the Blade-killer.
Although Marvel Studios’ is working on a brand new version of Blade starring Mahershala Ali in the titular role for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the star of the original Blade trilogy, Wesley Snipes is focusing on his future projects instead of looking backwards. And when speaking to UPROXX, the star also confirmed “I don’t have any involvement” with the upcoming Marvel film. Snipes also revealed that he’s working on a franchise he’s referring to as a “Blade-killer”.
“We have two things/ We have one which is a female action franchise. And also what we call our Blade-killer, our Blade on steroids. And we set our character in the world of shape-shifters and a little bit of time travel. But the action is going to be … Well, we did white belt action in Blade. Now we’re going to do black belt action.”
Wesley Snipes also explained that he fondly remembers his time working on the Marvel trilogy, pointing out that the techniques they used in filming the action horror movie have become the industry standard for comic book movies. Snipes also pointed out that since technology has progressed even further, his new project will be even more exciting.
“It’s wonderful what we did, but, brother, we’re so much better than we were then. So much better now than we were then. Yes, indeed. And we’ve got more tools. Some of the things that were innovated in the Blade franchise in the first film are now standard in the Marvel universe and all of these other action movies. And the technology allows them to do a lot of things we couldn’t do then. Now give us the technology, and we’ve already got the skills and the flavor. It’s popping, baby!”
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Full details on Mahershala Ali’s Blade are currently unknown, though Kevin Feige confirmed the reboot will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5. The project is said to have come about after Mahershala Ali called Marvel expressing his interest in Blade following his Academy Award win for his performance in Green Book.
In Marvel Comics, Blade is also known as Eric Brooks, the half-human and half-vampire master martial artist whose mother was killed by a vampire during his birth. Since then, Blade has mastered his own fighting style to take on various types of monsters and rid the world of vampires. Wesley Snipes first portrayed the eponymous hero in 1998’s Blade and returned for the first sequel directed by Guillermo del Toro before making what is now his final appearance as the character in Blade Trinity.
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