Wesley Snipes Says Two New ‘Blade’ Projects Are In The Works | Film News
Nowadays, a Marvel project reeling in a massive haul at the box office is a given, and audiences have become very familiar with the current Marvel brand. But it’s easy to forget that one of the first adaptations of a Marvel property was Stephen Norrington‘s Blade in 1998, a film that was a big gamble at the time and opened the door for superhero movies of today.
To the excitement of fans, Blade himself, Wesley Snipes, has been talking about how two new Blade projects are potentially on the horizon. Speaking to Vice, the actor said:
“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”.
Snipes went on to discuss Marvel’s involvement in the films, mentioning that while everyone at the studio was enthusiastic about the projects, “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”. But he did go on to say: “mark my words: what we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now”.
It would make total sense for Marvel to make another Blade movie, especially considering the original films have only grown in stature now that their importance to the superhero genre have become understood. In fact, Snipes himself was very influential in getting Black Panther made, as it was a project he had been pushing to star in for years.
Obviously there isn’t much news yet, so we’ll wait and see whether these projects come to fruition. Fingers crossed.