Wesley Snipes has revealed that discussions have been had with Marvel regarding the future of Blade, teasing two future projects.
With superheroes and Marvel, in particular, being bigger than ever and the MCU always looking for new additions to the roster, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to see someone like Blade return to the spotlight.
Wesley Snipes turn as the grizzled vampire hunter in the late 90s and early 2000s earned him plenty of fans and the actor would love to return to the role once more. Speaking to VICE, Snipes revealed that Blade’s return is likely, with discussions underway:
“There are a lot of conversations going around right now and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again. We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world and, when people see them, I think they’re only going to have a problem with deciding which one they love the most.
“All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years. Everyone’s enthusiastic about it, everybody gets it. But they got a business to run and they gotta square the things that they gotta figure out before they can get to it, I guess. In the meantime, we got a business to run and our own slate of things to do so…
“But the next time you see something in [the Blade universe], mark my words: what we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now.”
While the nature of these projects, and the medium in which they will appear, is currently unclear, this will certainly be good news for fans of the character and Snipes’ past work in the franchise.