Though Iron Man arguably ushered within the trendy age of superhero cinema again in 2008, Marvel heroes had been kicking ass and taking names lengthy earlier than then. One such Marvel character was Blade, a tough-as-nails half-vampire made well-known by Wesley Snipes. There was dialogue (largely amongst followers) of getting Marvel to reboot Blade for fairly a while, and now Snipes appears to suppose that he is nonetheless the person for the job if it ever involves that. Snipes tweeted:
So if one other Blade film enters improvement, it seems to be like Wesley Snipes has little interest in letting the character go from his palms to a different. The 55-year-old actor’s tweet means that he is nonetheless prepared to don the leather-based and sun shades of the badass vampire hunter, and we predict it is secure to say that this revelation goes to get followers very enthusiastic about the way forward for the character — even when nothing is ready in stone but.
If anybody at Marvel Studios decides that that is one thing price pursuing, then there could be a couple of potential instructions wherein to take Wesely Snipes as Blade. One choice could be to retroactively classify the three earlier Blade movies (or a minimum of one in every of them), as canon within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nonetheless, another choice could be to simply forged him as a brand new incarnation of the identical character and never even point out the sooner years of his run as Blade. That will appear weird, however it’s price mentioning that the X-Men universe did that with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool — even poking enjoyable at X-Men Origins: Wolverine — and the James Bond franchise did the identical factor by conserving Judi Dench round as M in Casino Royale.
At this level, the time positively appears proper for an additional Blade venture to begin improvement within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Final 12 months, Doctor Strange helped push the collection ahead when it launched magic, which signifies that there’s now a framework in place to discover the extra supernatural parts that outline Blade’s world. Past that, by bringing a personality like Blade into the equation, it may additionally pave the way in which for different different vampire characters like Morbius to enter the MCU in some unspecified time in the future. Including Blade to the MCU merely opens up way more doorways than it closes, and bringing Wesley Snipes again could be some severe A+ fan service.