It had been reported that the thought to be dead-and-buried franchise centred around the part-Vampiric superhero Blade was to receive a reboot with its original star Wesley Snipes (The Expendables 3) in the title role. However Bleeding Cool has broke the news that Marvel executives want to bring the reboot in line with their ‘All-Different, All-New’ range of comic book reboots that centres around the Vampire-Hunter’s daughter, Fallon Grey.
The site also revealed that the comic has been delayed because “the character and the comic are suddenly considered extremely important by the bean counters, and the multi-media folk” at Marvel right now. We could presume that this is a marketing strategy on the part of Marvel, where a simultaneous release of both projects would draw much needed focus to a brand that has been stagnant since the release of Blade Trinity in 2004.
In an recent interview with IGN, Snipes did mentioned that Marvel “have their agenda, we have ours, and we’re both moving at an accelerated pace to create magic. We’ll see if it all matches up. There’s a strong possibility, but if not we have another project that’s going to stand toe to toe with Blade“. Whatever projects Snipes is referencing too, it shows that the actor is once again in league with the comic-book giants, meaning that we could see the action star pick up the mantle of a superhero once again some time in the future. Maybe as a father figure to a kick-butt Vampire-Hunter-Heroine perhaps?