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SHOCKing Smackdown: Blade vs Blade II

16 July 2016 5:59 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

New column SHOCKing Smackdown pits related horror movies against one another for cinematic supremacy. Director Stephen Norrington and writer David S. Goyer’s 1998 Marvel Comics adaptation Blade blindsided me, as it did many viewers. The film featured action star Wesley Snipes as the titular half-vamp hero, a contemporary incarnation of the tough-talking character first introduced…

The post SHOCKing Smackdown: Blade vs Blade II appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Corin Hardy May Return To The Crow Remake After Directing Hell-Bent

16 June 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Relativity Media’s repeated attempts to get The Crow out of development and into production finally collapsed earlier this year, when the film lost its most recent director Corin Hardy. Hidden in a new report from Deadline though comes word that Hardy may re-board the comic book adaptation should circumstances change. “There are obstacles still to be overcome and it is possible another studio could come into the mix as an active partner,” the site reads, which is far from a 100% guarantee, but it does open up the possibility for the helmer’s return.

Hardy, following in the footsteps of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Stephen Norrington (Blade), departed after Relativity went bankrupt earlier this year. Once the dust settled on that financial clanger, and with a new president in charge of production, it was decided that the best option would be to wipe the slate clean. That meant no more Hardy, »

- Gem Seddon

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Marvel comics that turned into Movies and Games!

14 June 2016 2:26 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While Marvel Studios continues to change the landscape of superhero adventures on the big screen, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when all of Marvel’s big name heroes weren’t part of a series where any one of them could pop in to wreck shop then go for a sneaky swarm. But this crazy time did happen, and one of the guarantees of seeing your favourite hero of the big screen was that you be able to mess about with him on your favourite games console later. So let’s take a look at some of the gems we could find from this time. While Deadpool may be currently flying the R-Rated superhero flag, it wasn’t the first movie to fully exploit the ‘superhero + Ott bloodletting = success’ formula. That honour belongs to 1998’s Blade, and fans of Wesley Snipes’ bad ass vampire slayer could slice and dice the undead horde on the Playstation and Gameboy Colour, albeit two years later. It’s safe to say that the two experiences really didn’t match up, with a wonky camera, frustrating »

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'Temple', 'Drone', 'The Titan' among Signature's Cannes deals

7 June 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has revealed five all rights acquisitions secured at the Cannes Film Festival.

It has struck two deals with Voltage Pictures, including for Lennart Ruff’s sci-fi epic The Titan, which is set to star Sam Worthington (Avatar), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Agyness Deyn (Hail, Caesar!) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game Of Thrones).

The film follows a military experiment designed to genetically evolve a man to be sent into space that goes horribly wrong, with the side effects threatening humanity itself. It is set for a release in 2017.

The company has also picked up John Stockwell’s thriller Temple from Voltage, which sees Wesley Snipes (Blade) leading a team of trained military operatives who find themselves trapped in an isolated compound where they begin to experience horrific phenomena.

It has also struck a deal with Fine Cut for »

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Batman v Superman slammed by star! First look at Wolverine 3! | Scooperhero News

3 June 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Join Oli and Luke for a run down of the week’s biggest superhero news – including Alfred actor Jeremy Irons slamming his own movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first look at Hugh Jackman in Wolverine 3, how X-Men: Apocalypse has fared at the box office, rumours about Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s plots, who will be the lead character in the Spider-Man animated movie, and much, much more….

What do you think of Wesley Snipes returning as Blade in the McU? Let us know in the comments.

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- Oli Davis

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Superhero Bits: X-Men Apocalypse Deleted Scenes, Return of Blade, Rebirth & More

25 May 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Which relaunched title from DC Comics Rebirth does Geoff Johns like the most? Would you believe that Fantastic Four got a Teen Choice Award nomination? How much of Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse ended up on the cutting room floor? Is Wesley Snipes still hoping to return as Blade? All that and more in this edition […]

The post Superhero Bits: X-Men Apocalypse Deleted Scenes, Return of Blade, Rebirth & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Wesley Snipes Says Blade 4 Is A “Possibility”

25 May 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been well over a decade since Wesley Snipes was last on screen as Blade, but the actor seems keen to reprise the role in some shape or form. Though the franchise already has 3 films under its belt, recent rumors have pointed to Marvel taking the vampire hunter to television next. However, it would be foolish to rule out a return to the big screen just yet, as Snipes recently took to Twitter to tell us that a fourth Blade movie is still a “possibility.”

When it comes to another Blade, there’s always a possibility. #SharpeningMyTeeth

Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016

We know that Marvel is open to having the character make a return in some way, but at this point, we just don’t have any confirmation on whether it will be through film or television. Nor do we know when we can expect to see him or »

- Mark Cassidy

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Wesley Snipes Wants More Blade…So Do We!

25 May 2016 2:27 PM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Yahoo did a bit of snooping this week and reported today that our pal Wesley Snipes is jonesing to slip back into the fangs and reprise the role of Marvel Comics’ tormented “Daywalker”, the half-breed bloodsucker-killing man-monster Blade. The last time we saw Snipes’s Blade (as opposed to the Spike TV small screen version of…

The post Wesley Snipes Wants More Blade…So Do We! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Wesley Snipes Comments on Possibility of More 'Blade'

25 May 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While much is being said about Black Panther and how great it is to see a black character leading a superhero film, we can't forget that Wesley Snipes trail-blazed this territory with the Blade trilogy way back in the late 90s and early 2000s. Sure, comic book movies may not have been the cash cows they are now, but it was certainly great for its time.

Since Blade's introduction to the big screen, it's had two sequels (Blade II and Blade: Trinity) and a single season of a Spike TV series (which, interestingly enough was created by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns). As good of a run the character made in its on-screen iterations, they were iterations that occurred before the current golden age of superhero movies we live in now. 

Recently, there have been rumors of Blade making a return with a Netflix original series, á la Daredevil, »

- Joseph Medina

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Wesley Snipes says the “ball is in Marvel’s court” for Blade return

25 May 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since his release from incarceration, Wesley Snipes has spoken on several occasions about the possibility of him returning for a fourth outing as Blade, even going as far as to say that he’s had “positive and very favorable” talks with Marvel Studios about reprising the role of the Daywalker.

Despite Snipes’ optimism, it would appear rather unlikely that Marvel would want to continue the New Line series if and when they introduce the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t seem to have deterred Snipes, who has taken to Twitter to once again tease the possibility of his return:

When it comes to another Blade, there's always a possibility. #SharpeningMyTeeth

Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016

Balls in Marvels court…

Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016

As yet, there’s been no official word on Marvel’s plans for the character since regaining the rights, although it was rumoured – from an unreliable source, »

- Gary Collinson

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Wesley Snipes Really Wants In On A Blade Reboot, Here's What He Said

25 May 2016 2:58 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe rendering the original Blade trilogy pointless, and with Netflix serving as an effective home for the more mature part of the McU, a reboot of the vampire flavored franchise seems eventual. Even better is the fact that, if Marvel wanted, they could use previous leading man Wesley Snipes all over again, as he's made it abundantly clear that he still wants to return to the role of the infamous Daywalker. At random, Snipes took to his Twitter feed, and posted the following message yesterday:    When it comes to another Blade, there's always a possibility. »

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Wesley Snipes: ball is in Marvel's court over Blade

24 May 2016 10:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Wesley Snipes wants to return to Blade - but the ball remains in Marvel's court...

One of the many properties that Marvel didn't once have the rights to make films of but now does again is Blade. Following Blade: Trinity just over a decade ago, there's been no new film in the series, and little sign of there one coming.

That said, Wesley Snipes is keen to return to the role. It's just a case of Marvel wanting to do something with the character. There have been rumours of Blade heading to Netflix, for instance, but nothing concrete has happened.

Wesley Snipes, though, is continuing to do his bit, and on his Twitter feed, unprompted, he's again reaffirmed his desire for more Blade...

When it comes to another Blade, there's always a possibility. %uD83D%uDE01#SharpeningMyTeeth

Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016

Balls in Marvels court...

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Blade 4 Is in Marvel's Court Says Wesley Snipes

24 May 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially kicked off in 2008 with Iron Man and honestly, the rest is history. However, that was far from the first comic book film to ever race the big screen in the modern Hollywood landscape. Even before X-Men or Spider-Man, there was the vampire hunter Blade, and there is still hope for another movie in that series according to star Wesley Snipes.

Wesley Snipes recently took to Twitter to answer some fan questions and as it often does, the subject of him returning to the Blade franchise came up. Snipes has talked about the prospect of a return to the character for Blade 4 before, especially in recent years as Marvel has been expanding their brand quite a bit. His most recent comments echo things that he has stated previously, but apparently the decision is in the hands of Marvel Studios at this point.

"When it comes to another Blade, »

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Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

18 May 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Bryan Singer effectively kick-started the modern comic book movie era in 2000. Sure, Batman was being decimated by Joel Schumacher in the late 1990s and Wesley Snipes made his debut as Blade in 1998, but it was Singer's X-Men that really launched the cinematic landscape that we know today. If X-Men was the prototype then the sequel, X2, was for a long time the zenith. How things have changed since then. Today, spectacle has become such a defining point of the genre that it's now more important for these movies than story or characters - just look at Batman v Superman. It's Zack Snyder's recent trudge that probably serves as the closest point of comparison with X-Men: Apocalypse.


- CineVue UK

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Blade, Ghost Rider and Moon Knight TV Shows Happening at Netflix?

18 May 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in May 2013, Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to four of its beloved comic book properties, Daredevil, The Punisher, Ghost Rider and Blade, after these titles held by various different studios lapsed. Just a few months later, Marvel announced that Daredevil would one of four new TV shows debuting on Netflix, followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. During this current season of Daredevil, the show introduced The Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal, who is getting his own Netflix spinoff as well. But we haven't heard much about the studio's plans for Ghost Rider and Blade. Today we have a new report that claims Marvel and Netflix are in fact developing TV shows for Ghost Rider and Blade, along with another Marvel character, Moon Knight.

This new report from Movie Creed Live doesn't offer any details about any of these series, or how far along in development they may or may not be. »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel & Netflix Plan Three More Series?

18 May 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Could Marvel and Netflix be working out a deal for three more series involving famed comic characters?

MovieCreedLive (via Latino Review) has heard from sources that suggest Blade, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight are being considered for their own series.

They also indicate only two will make it as the third series is the already announced "The Punisher" starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle.

Both "Blade" and "Ghost Rider" have been adapted before - the former into three films with Wesley Snipes and a short-lived cable TV series, the latter into two films starring Nicolas Cage.

"Moon Knight," who has previously been dubbed Marvel's take on Batman, has not yet been adapted for the screen. »

- Garth Franklin

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Are Marvel and Netflix Working on Three More Series?

18 May 2016 5:14 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

MovieCreedLive has possibly revealed the next three Marvel characters who will be featured in their own solo Netflix series alongside The Punisher in the near future. According to their sources, Blade, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight are being considered for their own series.

Blade is a human/vampire hybrid who hunts and kills vampires, while Ghost Rider is the spirit of vengeance who possesses Johnny Blaze. Both Marvel characters have appeared in feature-length films played by actors Wesley Snipes and Nicholas Cage respectively.

Moon Knight on the other hand is a third-tier hero who is described as "Marvel's version of Batman."  The similarities include Moon Knight's millionaire alter-ego Steven Grant and the fact he uses a vast array of gadgets and weaponry to stop criminals. 

The two new series would be joined by "The Punisher" series starring "The Walking Dead" actor Jon Bernthal who appeared as Frank Castle in season »

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Marvel Studios Secret Origins Revealed by Founder

8 May 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The history behind Marvel Studios is a fairly interesting one, but there's one key ingredient to getting this movie powerhouse off the ground we haven't really heard about. And he is David Maisel. Promoting his work as a producer on this month's Angry Birds, the man finally revealed his role in helping to establish Marvel Studios as one of the biggest players in the industry today. Maisel credits himself for the sequel strategy at play within the McU, and he's the one who engineered the sale to Disney.

It's suspected that even most hardcore Marvel fans have never heard of David Maisel, but without his hard work and ingenuity, Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow might not be household names. One reason Maisel's name isn't often mentioned is that the act of giving proper credit to those who worked for Marvel's ultimate success is a contentious one. But this »

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11 Marvel Studios movies awaiting a greenlight

5 May 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




With news that a Black Widow movie may finally be moving, we look at 11 Marvel films stuck in development...

When the next Avengers movie hits cinemas, it will have been ten years since Marvel Studios came onto the scene since Iron Man. At the time of writing, they've already released 13 movies and so far (touch wood), there hasn't really been a single clunker among them, and certainly no box office bombs.

The studio also has dates staked out for the next 11 movies, including sequels to Thor, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Ant-Man, along with films based around Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, in the run-up to a two part Avengers movie that will tie off a lot of the franchise's over-arcing storyline. They've got plenty to be getting on with, but there have been a few projects along the way that didn't quite get the green light. »

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The First Nick Fury Film

1 May 2016 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway looks at the time when David Hasselhoff played Nick Fury

With the release of Captain America: Civil War, Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in all the McU films, as well as making a cameo as the character in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He has made the role his own and it’s now hard to imagine anyone else in the role, but Nick Fury has appeared in a live action feature length TV movie in 1998 titled Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, where he was played by David Hasselhoff.

Now he’s seen as an ironic punchline, it’s hard to Hasselhoff playing the role, but then you remember he’d been an action star in Knight Rider, he played the lead in the biggest TV show in the world – Baywatch – in the 1990s; he was perfect for this schlocky throwaway TV movie. In retrospect it’s hard »

- Neil Calloway

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