Fans of the Blade series have been waiting since 2004's Blade: Trinity to hear news like this. Huffpost Live's host Zerlina Maxwell interviewed Wesley Snipes to discuss his new NBC show The Player, and of course, the topic of Blade and his recent Marvel talks came up.
"There's always a possibility, you know. It's in Marvel's hands. They're controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it," Snipes said. "I'm still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We'll see how it goes. I don't really know what's going to happen to it yet."Going further, she asked him about the possibility of crossing over with the Avengers:
"That would be interesting. I mean, I know it's in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in," he said. "He's got to bite somebody. I don't know who he's going to bite."
It is an awesome thing that they are considering his return to the character, and many of us would love to see it done. Obviously Snipes would want a crossover with the Avengers for monetary gain and popularity, but Blade feels like he's from a different world. The same divide as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have. The Defenders are on a smaller scale, working in the shadows of the Marvel universe.
So, personally, I believe it would be much better done as a darker toned TV show. It would fit in with the underworld vibe of Daredevil, especially considering we'll now be seeing the Punisher in the next season.
Blade has a heavy horror story feel, and a television show would give it the proper time to develop an atmosphere to really hit home with his character. Taking into consideration the fact that a Doctor Strange film in the works is a good sign, as he is more of an occultic background and should contain the realms and potential to work Blade back into the Marvel's shared cinematic and televised universe.
Snipes returning as the Daywalker would be amazing so hopefully they take this project up. I'd like to see a return of Ghost Rider as well, which I still have a lengthy post in the works for. It keeps getting put off, but maybe I can crank it out and edit it for the weekend.
Source [ Huffington Post ]