Wesley Snipes stayed as quiet as he could regarding a new Blade project from Marvel Studios.
Sometimes, an actor comes along to play a comic book character so well that it’s hard to see the character be played by anyone else. One of the most famous examples of this is, of course, Wesley Snipes’ iconic turn as the Marvel hero Blade. In recent years, a reboot of the franchise has been much-discussed with the actor returning to the role and recently, Snipes had some brief comments to say regarding the subject.
1998’s Blade was the first major Marvel film to hit theaters and it started a trilogy that lasted until 2004 starring Wesley Snipes as the lead role. In 2012, the Blade film rights reverted back to Marvel Studios from New Line Cinema but Marvel Studios hasn’t done anything with Blade since the Wesley Snipes films.
Many Marvel fans thought the character would be a good fit for the Netflix corner of the MCU and Wesley Snipes has teased his return to the role for years now, though no project has been officially announced just yet. At the Stan Lee tribute event Wednesday night, Wesley Snipes dodged a question from Collider about possibly returning saying:
“Daywalker clique, baby.”
Fans can check out the full clip from Collider to see the ever-charismatic Wesley Snipes discuss more subjects regarding Marvel, including his favorite Stan Lee cameo, but he did remain tight-lipped about his return as the iconic Marvel vampire. The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film slate, for the most part, remains a secret. Hopefully, this means that Marvel fans could end up seeing the character return to the big screen sooner rather than later.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding a new Blade project as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think Blade will make his debut in the MCU? If so, do you think it will be Wesley Snipes playing the role once again, or is it time for some new blood to join the franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
7 Comic Book Characters Who Have Lost An Eye
Everyone knows the famous expression “I can do that with one eye closed!” Well, for some people, it’s more than an expression — it’s a way of life. Everything from a paper airplane to a speck of dust can cause humans to lose an eye and sport an eye patch for the rest of their lives. Technology is improving to the point where glass eyes and prosthetics are looking more normal than ever before, and with google glasses who really cares how many eyes someone has as long as they are constantly ingesting information?
Comic book characters, even the helpless civilians, are used to bad things happening. Alien invasions or superhero wars seem to be a common occurrence in both the Marvel and DC Universe, but there’s something else that’s common too. It doesn’t matter what comic universe you look at, there is a character in every world who has lost an eye. At the end of the day, eye patches are too damn cool to only be used when a book features a pirate. Losing an eye may suck for these characters, but it usually boosts their aesthetic appeal and gives them a new emotional pain to latch onto as they move forward.
Hit Next to learn about seven comic book characters who have lost an eye!