Many attribute the success of the contemporary superhero genre to Bryan Singer
’s X-Men, which hit theaters in 2000 and helped usher in a new wave of comic book adaptations. However, the first successful Marvel Comics
adaptation was Blade
, which arrived in 1998 and starred Wesley Snipes
as the titular vampire superhero.
The Blade franchise, while initially highly successful, came to a screeching halt with 2004’s Blade
Trinity (and certainly wasn’t helped by the terrible 2006 series starring Sticky Fingaz
), and since then the rights to the character have reverted back to Marvel Studios
. We’ve heard rumors that the studio could be bringing the character to the darker, bloodier Netflix side of the McU, and expected that the role would be recast. According to Snipes himself, however, there’s a chance that he may don Blade
’s fangs again after all.
In an interview with Deadline about his upcoming series The Player,