Wesley Snipes In For Blade 4 If Script is Right

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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In the age of reboots, remakes and an insurmountable number of sequels to established franchises, we may yet have another.

According to the Arrow in the Head section of JoBlo, Wesley Snipes is interested in doing Blade 4 and I want him to do it. Underworld is getting a fourth movie, the Twilight Saga is getting two fourth movies, why not the most bad-ass (half) vampire as well?

Snipes specified that he was interested but would only do it if the script was right. What that translates to, is no more side-kick characters like the Nightstalkers of Blade: Trinity, played by Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. That was a problem behind-the-scenes as they stole some of the precious spotlight away from the title character of the film, at least, according to Snipes.

Last year we heard some interesting news regarding the Blade franchise and it seemed that the plan was to go ahead with another trilogy, a set of spinoff prequels based on the character of Deacon Frost. Frost, played by Stephen Dorff, was the feature villain of the first Blade movie where he met his end. While Frost was a cool character, we need Blade.

Stephen Norrington, director of the first Blade, confirmed this to be the case and said he’d be returning to the franchise once he was done working on his remake of The Crow.

Not long after that news, David Goyer revealed that there was some talk behind the scenes about possibly doing another Blade movie. He didn’t specify any details and with his other major work lined up with bigger movies like Batman 3, I don’t know if he’d be involved with the writing of a fourth Blade even though he wrote all three, the television series pilot and even directed Trinity.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a return to form like the first movie where Blade is the sole lead character, Norrington is back directing and Goyer again writing. However, with the villains he’s faced so far in the series, I don’t know what direction he’d go in next unless they introduced the long-speculated Morbius storyline. It’s not like Sam Raimi will be using the character in Spider-Man anytime soon…

So, if there’s a chance of another Wesley Snipes-starring Blade movie, does that replace the Deacon Frost project that Norrington was developing?

Would you be up for a fourth Blade and what would it be about?

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  1. I'd like to see Snipes in Blade 4…..Blade Trinity was horrible. Well maybe not that bad, but it wasn't good…..I'd also like to see Snipes as Black Panther(T'Challa)…..

  2. How about a Blade/True Blood or Twilight crossover?

    • Obviously in the fourth installment it would be good if LA MAGRA the blood god came to earth which Frost tried to do and it was a epic battle of good vs evil…

  3. Isn't Reynolds gonna play the Green Lantern?

    • Yep, if they make a full reboot I’d like to see Sam Elliot play Abraham Whistler, Snipes as the title role and a true villain instead of an Anti-Villain like Frost. Blade’s screen-time is not all important as long as it’s established why he is important and how he relates to other characters. One thing I got a bad taste about from the sequels was that he didn’t spend much time struggling with his humanity but a good portion of the first movie was dedicated to it (which didn’t take away from Blade’s being a badass, if anything it just made him moreso). One thing that should be remembered is that Blade is Blade, not Frank Castle, the Punisher or Batman, and we like him that way.

  4. LOL dude I agree with you I feel only Snipes can play Blade he is Blade thats why the Tv series sucked it didn't have Snipes in it I wish he would also get in gear on black panther I heard he bought the rights to it

  5. LOL Dude I agree with you I said only snipes can play blade hell he is blade thats why the TV show sucked snipes wasnt in it I also wish he would get in gear on Black Panther I heard he bought the rights to it

  6. Blade: Trinity is a great movie to me.

  7. Isn't Guillermo Del Toro planning on doing a Dr. Strange movie?

  8. LOL! Yeah – what is Blade:Trinity – woooo – that “movie” sucked! I didn't mind the idea of the two new hunters but they were terrible. I only bought the first two – preferring to forget the nightmarish “Trinity”.

  9. Wow – a crossover with Trueblood or Twilight – ugh! I hope not. Trueblood and Twilight are a little too teenyboppish for my tastes. I love Vampire movies – but only when they are not just geared for kids – simplistic and sappy. Thats' one of the main reasons I love the Underworld series and the 1st 2 Blades – much wider audience appeal.

  10. Have you ever watched True Blood? I am assuming by your comment you've never seen the show. I would hardly call True Blood teeny boppish….In fact if I caught my teen watching it she'd get a beating….You may be confusing it with Vampire Diaries on the CW, which probably caters to the teen girl crowd…..Twilight is PG-13, True Blood is borderline X, definitely R rated HBO program.

  11. thats actually a great effing idea. all around.

  12. thats actually a great effing idea. all around.

  13. You got that right he's lucky that they don't stake him with Government time….
    Ha!! made a funny!!

  14. Im excited to hear about “talks of another Blade film”. The first two, in my opinion were the best and they did all the right things. I've watched the dvd extras content (Blade 1 and 2) and both reiterated that, creative input was three way street between the writer, director and star. In Blade 3, I could definitely tell there was a huge change in creative input. The writing seemed was not as strong and detailed as it was in the first two films. It seemed that most of emphasizes was placed on new characters instead of Blade, which lead to a lot of questions. Doesn't take a vampire for the “most part” to kill another vampire? That seemed to be the selling points of the first two films. It was a huge and costly mistake “not” to make Blade the main focus of film, killing Whistler and bringing in the two new vampire hunters in Blade Trinity. Just observing from an outside point of view, I think the film could have been better. I hope Goyer writes the 4th one, Wesley plays Blade and gets his producer credit and Guillermo directs it.

  15. I am a big fan of the blade movie and the talk of anotherm movie coming out got me on change. I would like to see blade fight a vampier warrior with fighting skills like him I think it will be a cold ass fight

  16. I recently got a Marvel Characters Encyclopedia. I was more familiar with the DC characters. After going thru it, I can't call myself a Marvel purist, but I certianly understand why folks want the creative input to stick closely to the original comic. I wish Directors and screen writers would stick closer to the original instead of trying to make it appeal to the masses, and ruining the film anyway…..

  17. I recently got a Marvel Characters Encyclopedia. I was more familiar with the DC characters. After going thru it, I can't call myself a Marvel purist, but I certianly understand why folks want the creative input to stick closely to the original comic. I wish Directors and screen writers would stick closer to the original instead of trying to make it appeal to the masses, and ruining the film anyway…..

  18. you know i loved blade 1 and 2 in its own respect. 3 was a great idea on paper but badly executed. much cooler to have blade fighting a bad dude and find out late in the movie the dudes dracula or something lol. they really should have had the club blood bath in 1 as blade's theme and stuck to the original music. why must franchises drop music, why why why. its why they suck and tank *cough star trek, bond, batman, superman returns, terminator cough*. and yes 20 somethings these franchises all suck now and are pale immatations of thier former selves. same thing happened to nightmare on elm street and hellraiser, dropping music, dropping actors.

  19. Yes there needs to be another blade simply for ending the series. I personally think the sequels can be relevant, but you must give them a reason to be relevant you don’t just throw crap out on the line and expect people to go for it that where Hollywood producer need to be smacked with an ugly stick.Blade for was great but i was upset with the ending because there was no for sure(hey there going to be another it was a drop off ) yeah ok blade defeated the Lord villain, he is the last (vampire) of any kind but what happened was he still a good guy did he turn bad,did the thirst win over,we hit a drop off and it needs to be finished.

  20. lol a twilight/blade crossover that’s a joke right

  21. I’m all for another Blade movie, as long as its done right. I am very interested to see who the villain would be, and i think Morbius would be very good, but they could also do something with SHIELD and he gets a bunch of new toys. I would like to know what they plan on doing with the Whistler role considering he died in Blade: Trinity. They could use the Van Helsing family from the comics as allies for him in the movie. personally i think either Morbius or The Vampire Queen would be the best way to go for a villain.

  22. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!PLEASE

  23. Not sure what kinda storyline to have, difficult to keep trying to make different vampire stories, but I would love to see a fourth movie that is a lot closer to the first in terms of style etc, and no cheesy sidekicks!

    Also, I think a Marvel ‘Dark Knights’ crossover movie would be awesome starring Blade, Daredevil, Ghost Rider and The Punisher.

  24. ok i loved all 3 movies and i loved the night stalkers, sounds like wesley snipes is an asshole that just wants all the spotlight, they made a great trio i thought…i loved 1,2, and 3 they all had great story lines…i dont know why people are hating on blade trinity because the whole dracula storyline i thought was fantastic

  25. They should definitely do a Blade 4. Borrowing Morbius from Spider-Man would be a good idea, or as someone else said, actually unleashing the god from movie 1.
    Personally I liked Trinity, but nowhere near as much as the original. I enjoyed the entire trilogy though and do wish Wesley Snipes would come back.
    Please no reboot…

  26. OH YES. Blade four COME ON! I’d love a sequel, YES HACKIN’ PLEASE. As long as Blade is the main focus, do it!
    Maybe an Underworld/Blade crossover? Or Blade Goes To Forks And Has A Field Day Spilling Shiny Pixie Blood? XD

    • It’ll have to wait until Snipes gets out of prison…

      Vic

  27. If they do not make another Blade movie I will just lose it. With all this gay wannabe twilight vampire s*** that’s been going on. Wesley Snipes has to do us all a favour and wipe that smirk off of Robert Pattinsons sorry little face and retake the throne as the most bad ass vampire slayer and movie franchise ever. PLEASE WESLEY SNIPES IM BEGGING YOU PLEASE MAKE BLADE 4!!!!!!

  28. If they do not make another Blade movie I will just lose it. With all this gay wannabe twilight vampire s*** that’s been going on. Wesley Snipes has to do us all a favour and wipe that smirk off of Robert Pattinsons sorry little face and retake the throne as the most bad ass vampire slayer and movie franchise ever. PLEASE WESLEY SNIPES IM BEGGING YOU PLEASE MAKE BLADE 4!!!!!! You are a great actor and owe it to us die hard fans of all your movies to make another one

  29. See at the end of blade 3 there was an alternate ending i think that it would be a great addition too the blade series if they brought werewolves too the series, (hey if twilight can make fans doing that ,imagine if blade used the classical werewolf type) i think that what completely make the blade series.