Since playing the role, Wesley Snipes has expressed his interest in yet again playing the role of Blade. Snipes once kicked ass as Blade long before superhero films were a top commodity in Hollywood. However, the beloved character is yet to be introduced in the MCU.
Blade to return to MCU?
However, this could change. As reported by We Got This Covered, “Marvel is currently planning an R-rated Blade movie,” with Snipes’ involvement.
This is simply a rumour at this moment, but it does go in-line with certain comments made by both Kevin Feige and Wesley Snipes himself.
“There are a lot of conversations going around right now and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again,” Snipes told Vice last year. “We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world and, when people see them, I think they’re only going to have a problem with deciding which one they love the most.”
“All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years,” he continued. “Everyone’s enthusiastic about it, everybody gets it. But they got a business to run and they gotta square the things that they gotta figure out before they can get to it, I guess. In the meantime, we got a business to run and our own slate of things to do so.”
Kevin Feige has plans for Blade
Kevin Feige stated in 2016, “They did ask a long time ago and I think our answer was, ‘No, we’ll do something with Blade at some point.’ That’s still the answer. We still think he’s a great character. He’s a really fun character. There are so many opportunities for the character to pop up as you’re now seeing with Ghost Rider on ‘AGENTS of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ that rather than team up with another studio on that character let’s do something on our own. What that is? Where that will be? We’ll see. There is nothing imminent to my knowledge.”
It has also been reported that the script may see Blade training his daughter. However, this should be seen just as a rumour for now.