Ever since his release from prison for tax evasion, Wesley Snipes has been lobbying hard for a return as the vampire hunter Blade, with the actor claiming on several occasions that he’s held talks with Marvel Studios about that very possibility.
Well, the Daywalker is now back under the Marvel umbrella, with the rights to the character having reverted back in 2012, but as yet there’s been no word as to the studio’s plans for the Daywalker. Nevertheless, Snipes still hasn’t given up hope of a return to the Marvel universe – either as Blade, or any other character they’d like to throw his way.
“I am very much open to all of the possibilities,” Snipes told THR. “If Blade 4 comes along, that is a conversation we can have. There are other characters in the Marvel universe that, if they want to invite me to play around with, I am with that too. I think the fans have a hunger for me to revision the Blade character, so that could limit where they could place me as another character in that universe.”
It would seem highly unlikely that Marvel would opt to go down the Blade 4 route if and when they decide to utilise the vampire hunter, but let us know in the comments whether you’d like to see Snipes back as Blade, or if you think he’d be a fit for any other characters…