Wesley Snipes Wants to Chase ‘Twilight’ Kids in ‘Blade 4′

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In the current age of superhero and comic book films routinely dominating the box office, it’s sometimes hard to remember a time when that wasn’t the case. Well, one needs only to look back at that long-ago decade known as the 1990s to see just how desolate a wasteland the live-action superhero landscape used to be. While 2000′s X-Men tends to get most of the credit for resurrecting the genre, one other comic book property could also rightfully lay claim to some of that glory: Blade.

Blade may not have been an incredibly massive hit, but it did very respectably, roughly doubling its budget at the box office and earning a large cult following that still stands today. Guillermo Del Toro’s Blade II did similarly well at the box office, and some fans hold it up as being even better than the original. Unfortunately, then came 2004′s Blade: Trinity. Largely regarded as a creative disaster, Blade: Trinity bombed at the box office, and (along with various other personal issues) helped tank star Wesley Snipes’ career.

That said, we’re now a decade out from Blade: Trinity’s failure, and with Snipes’ issues sorted out, it’s not too surprising that the actor wants to step back into the boots of his most iconic role to date. Of course, the question is, would fans welcome back a now 51-year-old Snipes into the Blade role? If the actor’s latest creative idea for the character comes true, fans will likely greet him with open arms.

Snipes offered the following proposal during a recent interview with EW.

‘Blade’ chasing the ‘Twilight’ kids around? Hey man, there’s always a possibility, and I’m open to it. There have been rumors around that we may explore the opportunity, so give me one more shot!

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Ah, Twilight, the franchise that has quickly become shorthand for everything that’s wrong with vampires in today’s pop culture world. Not that constant critical ravaging ever stopped Twilight’s target audience from making each new film a blockbuster financial success. Still, Blade targeting the glittery, self-obsessed bloodsuckers from the Twilight series would serve as an epic catharsis for everyone who remembers when vampires were more about being badass monsters and less about creepily courting high school girls while being over 100-years-old.

As for the overall prospect of returning to the superhero movie game, Snipes expanded upon his feelings in a different interview with MTV.

I’d love to get back in the suit again and do some things I’ve learned how to do now that I didn’t know how to do then. I think we’re better at making that kind of a film now. Some of the things we did in the early parts of the franchise were experimental and now they’ve become customary in a lot of the ‘Avengers’ films and other comic book adaptations.

While Snipes’ observations about the evolution of comic book films seem to be on target, one thing he can’t forget is that the Blade franchise is no longer in the same hands as it was when he left. The rights to make Blade films have since reverted to Marvel/Disney, and it’s a bit hard to imagine movies as dark as Blade and Blade II being made under the current regime. One wonders whether Blade would even fit in with the brightly-colored Marvel Cinematic Universe of 2014.

What do you guys think? Should Marvel make more Blade films? If so, should Wesley Snipes return to the role, or is there a better option available?

No official announcements have been made regarding further Blade films.

Sources: EW, MTV

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  1. you all can stop dreaming about a new Blade movie, at least for the next 5-6 years. My first reason is: practicality. We all know that Marvel has their movie making schedule already decided for like 6 years from now, if not more. There is no room in there to make a Blade movie, especially when they’re thinking possible new franchises for Guardians, Ant Man, and Doc Strange. They may give Hulk another film, we know about Cap 3, there will prob be a Thor 3, and we know about Avengers 3. No doubt they’re also planning Avengers 4 and Iron Man 4. The other rumor is an Inhumans movie.

    My second reason is that they don’t want to spend the money to make a non-family friendly rated R movie. If you have ever read or heard any interviews with Keven Feige, he always evaded the question or put some politician-like spin on his answer. If you read between the lines, he basically tells us, the people that own Marvel are making too much money right now on big-budget family friendly movies that are interconnected to the Avengers and don’t intend to stop (with the exception of television) any time soon. So unless something major happens to Marvel ownership, I don’t see a “dark” movie happening or even a rated R movie.

    Blade as a future tv show, perhaps on Netflix or a premium cable channel would be the most likely medium for the character to appear in. the same goes for the rest of the dark characters: Punisher, Ghost Rider, etc.

    • they need a boat load of supper heros for an infinaty gauntlet story. they are doing a dr strange movie that will further alberate on cosmology and the more occult aspects. blade is one of the first minority super heros and one of the first sucessful comic book movies marvel would be stupid. A blade and ghost rider cameo in Dr. strange movie would be bad ass and could lead to a mid-knight sons.

    • I would watch blade every week on movie channels

    • blade ghost rider dr strange morbius the midnight sons movie

  2. Kevin Feige responded by saying, “NOT GON BE ABLE TODOIT!!!!!!!!!!! He shouldn’t have behaved like d-bag during his last Blade movie. Oh well.

    • Its 10 years, get over it…

  3. I would LOVE to see Wesley Back In The Saddle again! I think it would be great change up for Disney from the Bubble Gum, Goody 2 Shoe crop of Marvel movies they have coming out. Something for the adults to check out. However I would love to see him chasing Lycans with Selene! Now THAT would be a crossover hit for sure! There’s plenty of room for more movies! Who says there’s a limit on the number of movies you can put out now? And as far as money goes, with all of the MILLIONS of dollars the previous Marvel movies have raked in, there’s more than enough funds to go around. On top of that, if Disney doesn’t want to have anything to do with Blade films they can always PASS THE BUCK!

  4. WHY ARE WE NOT FUNDING THIS?

  5. It would be awesome if they created a Blade TV show staring Wesley Snipes that continued from the movies but also based off of the comic books. I would watch this. And even help fund it.

  6. Blade II is the Blade film.They should loan the franchise’s right to Screengem.Also vampires shouldn’t evaporate so rapidly when they’re exposed to sunlight

    • I agree. They should loan the franchise out. I loved W.S in the first 2. The writers are clearly to blame for the 3rd, not Snipes. I would like to see snipes redeem himself. He seems a lot more humbled, and would probably bring more gusto to the next one to try to show that he is still marketable.

  7. Can a brother get a superhero that’s not marginalized. Wesley Snipes did a excellent job with Blade. Don’t switch scripts! Left up to Disney every white superhero will get a movie before any black ones will. Why hasn’t Black Panther been made yet?!? Or Luke Cage?!? And PLEASE DON”T Dave Chappelle me by claiming they don’t have “universal appeal”!! Blade Killed at the box office!!!

  8. Can a brother get a Black superhero that’s not marginalized. Wesley Snipes did a excellent job with Blade. Don’t switch scripts! Left up to Disney every white superhero will get a movie before any black ones will. Why hasn’t Black Panther been made yet?!? Or Luke Cage?!? And PLEASE DON”T Dave Chappelle me by claiming they don’t have “universal appeal”!! Blade Killed at the box office!!!

    • Hey, I am white but I agree!

  9. I’d pay to watch Blade chase Edward and Bella around. I’d love to see them run from a real day walker.

  10. I liked the Blade movies even the 3rd one. I thought they marginalized Blade in that one though.

    • Yeah that 3rd Blade movie was some dreadful business. They spent the movie trying to build up the “Nighstalkers” and meanwhile they turned Blade into a supporting character in his own franchise! If Marvel really wanted to they could have churned out a Blank Panther movie already. If were really looking at popularity, before Robert downey Jr. laid down that master performance and resurrected his own career, nobody really cared about the iron-Man character! Andi know I sure don’t care to see Ant-man, That trailor hab better look amazing! and those reviews better be through the roof, and still I cant imagine myself getting pumped to run out and check this Ant-man flick. The other point seems very real though, Blade like Deadpool is pretty much a rated R character. And Rated Disney Marvel is not interested.But like Blair said they should loan the character to screengems. Heck it cant be anyworse than what fox is doing with X-men or sony spider-man. (I did like days of future past my hatred was reserved for -men I,II and III and the amazing spider-man series, I think Sam raimis spider-man was perfect….except part III but I don’t hate it as much as everyone else seems to lol)

  11. yes wesley sipes should return for blad4. it about time

  12. YES!! “Make it and they will come.” Wesley should definitely do it. He lost his real world fight with the bloodsuckers [IRS] but I don’t hold that against him and he was great in the part. And definitely keep the edge to the movies.

  13. I’d love to see Wesley Snipes reprise Blade. BLADE II – to me – was the best of the franchise. As for BLADE: TRINITY, I lay blame for that fiasco at the feet of the writers, not Wesley Snipes. He is a wonderful actor, and which actor in Hollywood has not had a few letdowns? If you haven’t rolled in Tinseltown’s gutter every now and then, you’re not an actor yet – you gotta drink some vinegar to appreciate the Dom Perrignon, you follow? Blade would now be older (as a half-vampire, half-human he ages as humans do, albeit a tad slower but not as slowly as full-vampires) and more experienced emotionally. I know Marvel’s got it’s hands full of upcoming superhero film, and Blade isn’t exactly a family friendly franchise, but GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY has more than opened the floodgates (IRON MAN 3 seemed to almost damn that up but that’s all behind us now). Somewhere in there is space for BLADE IV. And yeah, why not give those sparkly Twilight vamps a run for their fangs?

    • Yes, I would like to see W S go after the head of twilight government in Italy

    • Why not start were you left off in blade I, letting the dr. produce a better serum for Blade

  14. Blade helped give Marvel movies that dark edge that they were missing. Blade was the reason, The Punisher(2004), and Punisher: War Zone(2008) were able to be made. Granted, neither film was a huge hit, but still, Blade paved the way for giving audiences a taste of a different style of superhero. To be honest, Blade and Blade II, were the Batman Begins and The Dark Knight of the Marvel Universe.

  15. W.S. did awesome in the blade movies and I do know that’s its more than about time for Blade 4 for it’s time for another BLADE movie for he’s I think is; wait no no no let me take that back. He is I know is long over due for another one.. If W.S. wants to do another Blade movie, I say let him do it.. What’s the hold up? W.S. is a awesome actor to be honest and I’ve always looked up to him for a very long time.. There are people out their who really can’t act.. You know that there are people out there who can’t act worth of anything for some are gifted with it and some are not and needs to give up for they try too hard.. W.S. has the talent and needs to lay off and let him do what’s his gift. If he wants to do blade 4 which would be awesome then by all means let him do it. It’s the same as other people who can sing and those who can’t even sing try to sing is like oh crap is a animal cry letting other animals know it’s wounded.. I’ll be honest with all of you, I know I can’t sing worth a crap and I don’t even try to humiliate myself.. I’ve noticed that there are some people who can’t sing they still find a way to make millions. My talent to what I grew up to is martial arts from the age of nine to the year of 2008. I’m try and working getting back into proper weight and proper training and guess what? I really haven’t lost it all just a little of what I know for I’m a little rusty and a little weaker than where I was. I was 190lbs and well built.. All in all martial arts is my life, my gift, who I am, what I do for it’s me, my life, my way of life, I eat it, sleep it, bleed it, etc.. Well enough about me more about the movie and Wesley snipes. You have to admit, he awesome at what he does. Does anyone for sure know if he will be awesome In blade 4 and is he ready for blade 4? I know he is for sure..

  16. Me personally id like to see Michael Jai White casted as Blade

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