Wesley Snipes on Blade Return: Ball's in Marvel's Court

Wesley Snipes Costume for Blade Trinity

Ever since Marvel Entertainment reacquired the live-action rights to the vampire-hunting antihero known as Blade there's been talk from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige about the potential for the company to one day explore an R-rated film, potentially even bringing that particular "daywalker" back to the big screen.

Of course, nothing of the sort has happened and Marvel Studios has not made an R-rated movie nor do they have any plans to according to Disney boss Bob Iger. Marvel TV however, has no qualms about delving into more adult content with their critically acclaimed Netflix programming which has successfully kickstarted a new sub-universe within the larger brand. Given the characters introduced so far on Netflix, a very Marvel Knights sort of mix, it's no wonder Blade is continually speculated and rumored upon for a TV series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and if it happens, original Blade movie star Wesley Snipes is ready and waiting. As he says, it's entirely up to Marvel.

He's been asked repeatedly over the last year or two about playing Blade again now that Marvel has the character, and Wesley Snipes has always said he's game, even hinting that there have been talks with the studio, but there remains no news yet (despite another set of recent rumors regarding Blade potentially being in early development for Netflix). Today on Twitter however, Snipes came out of nowhere and said the following - seemingly in an effort to get fans to rally for him to return to the role.

When it comes to another BLADE, there's always a possibility. 😁#SharpeningMyTeeth

— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016

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