Stephen Dorff, the star of Blade, has remarked on whether or not he may appear in Marvel Studios’ forthcoming Blade remake. In short, Dorff does not believe he will appear in the film. The actor was seen exiting a restaurant in Los Angeles when he was approached about his recent contentious comments criticizing Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow film. During that discussion, Dorff was questioned if there was a widespread sense of “Marvel weariness” in Hollywood. However, Dorff refused to take the bait this time, and stated unequivocally that he still supports the comic book movie genre-including the next age of Blade. Stephen Dorff told TMZ the following regarding Marvel’s forthcoming Blade reboot: “I wish Mahershala well with the next Blade remake.
We did True Detective together because they were remaking Blade with Mahershala Ali, and he’s a fantastic performer. So I wish him the best of luck in that endeavour. ” Season 3 of HBO’s True Detective, starring Dorff and Mahershala Ali, premiered in early 2019. That was just a few months before Ali won his second Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Green Book) and was confirmed as the star of Marvel’s new Blade franchise at Comic-Con 2019. Stephen Dorff, of course, played Deacon Frost, the vampire (and would-be Blood God) who faced Wesley Snipes’ Blade in the original 1998 Blade film. Dorff’s Deacon Frost was a big breakout role in that picture, and he has gone on to become one of the genre’s most adored villains. Needless to say, a lot of Marvel fans would definitely like to see Stephen Dorff appear as an Easter egg cameo in the new Blade, especially because it would work on two levels as Dorff and Ali’s True Detective reunion. With the hordes of vampires that Mahershala Ali’s Blade will fight, it would be simple to slip Deacon Frost into the cast.
Of course, Stephen Dorff’s recent statements criticizing Marvel movies aren’t the ideal audition for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It appears that Stephen Dorff is aware of this. When asked if he’d feature in Marvel’s Blade, Dorff said, “Oh, I don’t think so.” He attempted to soften the blow of the disappointment by stating that his experience in Marvel films “was a long time ago.” Stephen Dorff is just one of the faces from the old Blade franchise that fans expect to see in Marvel’s revival; Wesley Snipes’ appearance is even more anticipated.
Blade is expected to hit cinemas in October 2023. According to reports, Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) is in discussions to direct.