Is Marvel Planning A New Blade Movie?
There have been talks of it returning to the big screen.
Is Marvel planning on bringing Blade back to the big screen?
That was the question on everybody’s lips after Underworld star Kate Beckinsale recently revealed that a potential franchise crossover had been scuppered by Marvel’s upcoming plans for the character.
So does this mean we can look forward to seeing the sword-swinging vampire in cinemas again soon? Well, yes and no, according to Marvel honcho Kevin Feige…
“They did ask a long time ago, and I think our answer was, 'No, we'll do something with Blade at some point',” confirms Feige. “That's still the answer. We think he's a great character, a really fun character. You know, [Doctor Strange] going into a different side of the universe has fun potential for him to pop up.”
“Between the movies, the Netflix shows, the ABC shows, there's so many opportunities for the characters to show up - as you're all seeing now with Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - that rather than team-up with other studios with that character, we'll do something cool on our own.
What that is and what that will be? We'll see. There is nothing imminent to my knowledge.”
Obviously, Feige has these kind-of-interesting, kind-of-vague answers down to a fine art by now, but it does at least sound as though there have been some conversations about doing another Blade project at some point down the track.
In the meantime, we’ll just be over here keeping our fingers crossed for the Benedict Cumberbatch / Wesley Snipes double-act of dreams…
- By George Wales