Wesley Snipes Wants To Return As ‘Blade’ For Marvel

Stephen Norrington’s 1998 adaptation of the comic book character Blade was one of the first films in the growing wave of modern-day comic book films which would eventually be pushed into the medium as we know it today in 2000 when Bryan Singer’s X-Men was released. The film which starred Wesley Snipes as the iconic vampire hunter spawned two more sequels in Guillermo Del Toro’s Blade II and David S. Goyer’s Blade: Trinity – both of which Snipes reprised his role for.

Although those films were released by New Line Cinema, Marvel Studios earned the rights back in 2011. In 2013, THR reported that a script was in Marvel’s possession for a potential feature. It had also been reported in 2015 that Wesley Snipes had been in talks to reprise his character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Obviously, nothing official has come out as of late, and the plans at the moment don’t seem to have another Blade project in the cards – be it a new feature film or even a Netflix series. But it looks like Wesley Snipes is still lobbying for a chance to portray the Daywalker again, for he just recently voiced his hopes via Twitter.

With the success of the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil and Jessica Jones with Luke Cage currently on the horizon, I think a potential series for Blade would be the best fit for the character. It’d be a great way for Marvel to expand their variety of shows, and with a character like Blade, it would create a fantastical dynamic on the smaller screen. Whether or not Wesley Snipes will return to reprise his role is unknown at this point, but wouldn’t that be something to see…

How would you prefer to see Blade in the MCU? Would you prefer a big screen adventure or a TV series? Sound off in the comments below.

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Noah Villaverde

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