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(2002)

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The idea of the reapers having stingers coming out of the mouth where inspired by polish folktales where the vampires had a stinger or "finger" coming out of the mouth that they used to suck blood rather than use teeth like the Balkan genus that is the greatest influence on the modern vampire mythology.
Scud wears a T-shirt featuring the logo of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, a reference to Mike Mignola's Hellboy (2004) comic, the film adaptation of which Guillermo del Toro directs and Ron Perlman stars.
Over 30 members of the cast and crew were temporarily blinded by the misuse of UV lights in the vampire autopsy scene.
When Damescinos mentions the virus that causes vampirism, he says "parvovirus", even closed captioning says "horrible virus" because of the obscurity of the term. Parvovirus IS a true virus type, and meets all the requirements for creating vampires in a fictional environment, the term was too obscure for most people to recognize, other than experts in virology.
Scud's name is a reference to yet another comic book, "Scud: The Disposable Assassin."
When Blade returns to his headquarters early in the movie, Scud remarks, "The Dark Knight Returns!" This is a reference to another comic book character that hunts by night, Batman, who was the subject of a classic comic book miniseries.
Pop Icon Michael Jackson was originally going to have a cameo in the "House of Pain" sequence as a "Vampire Pimp" that Nyssa encounters as she searches the upstairs hall. Jackson had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and the part was played by a Czech actor. The sequence was ultimately cut out entirely for pacing reasons.
The Bloodpack character Verlaine was originally scripted to be the twin sister of Racquel, the vampire in Blade (1998) that was played by Traci Lords.
Wesley Snipes, was not always available for each day of filming for this movie, which came out in 2002. During 2002, Wesley starred in 3 other films aside from Blade 2. Instead of waiting for Wesley to become available, the crew shot another actor (who was not Wesley's stunt double) for scenes where it was not necessary to see Wesley's face. The first scene, being where Blade, Scud and Nyssa are riding in the helicopter to meet Damaskinos. The second, was after Nyssa performed an autopsy on the dead reaper and confronts Blade in his quarters about his attitude toward the Bloodpack.
Donnie Yen, a martial arts star who plays a member of the Bloodpack (Snowman,) was also the film's fight choreographer.
The phrase "a man without fear" is used in this film. This is another Marvel comic book reference, to Daredevil.
During the Fight With Nomak in the church part of the House of Pain the stain glass wind is a replica of Dr. Strange's (another Marvel character who battles the occult) Medallion the Magical Eye of Amagotto.
The only movie in the Blade trilogy that used its original written ending. Blade (1998) and Blade: Trinity (2004) went through reshoots to improve and/or replace their respective original climaxes.
When Scud is introduced, he quips; "...The Dark Knight Returns." Three years later, Goyer would go on to co-write with Nolan, the Batman Trilogy.
In the scene before while entering the vampire club with the Bloodpack, a large neon sign can be seen on top of a building that says in large red letters "Radoo". In the history of Vlad the Impaler (who the legend of Dracula is largely based) history talks of his brother Radu. This name is also often associated with vampire movies as it is deeply ingrained in the Dracula story.
The name "Chupa" comes from the Spanish word chupar, which means "to suck." Chupacabras (sucker of goats) is a famous vampire legend from Latin America.
The character on Snowman's armor is the Japanese kanji 'yuki' which means 'snow'.
Stephen Norrington of Blade (1998) turned down the chance to direct as he wanted to move onto other things.
Much of Karel Roden's dialogue is dubbed by an uncredited English actor since audiences found his Czech accent too thick.
The name Caliban is a reference to the monster in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.'
Snowman has a Chinese character ("xue") on his armor. It means "snow" in Chinese.
To get the movie with an R-Rating, green blood was used for the reapers.
Reinhardt's (Ron Perlman) sunglasses are never taken off throughout the course of the film.
According to Wesley Snipes on the commentary with Goyer, there were four fight choreographers. Donnie Yen who choreographed the "wire fu-esque" sequence with Blade and Nomak in the cathedral in their first fight. Jeff Ward, Clay Fontenot, and Snipes himself. Goyer remarked that there was a "wonderful rivalry" between Yen and Ward/Snipes/Fontenot.
In the scene where Blade and the bloodpack are walking towards the house of pain, you see briefly through Whistler's thermal-scope that Blade is hot blooded unlike the other vampires.
The corporate artwork in the Caliban building, which is knocked over in the climactic fight scene, represents a DNA double helix.
David S. Goyer's original idea was to use Morbius as a primary villain, but Marvel decided they wanted to retain the rights to make an entirely separate franchise out of Morbius - i.e. a Morbius film, so the story was changed slightly and Jared Nomak was created to be used as the primary villain instead.
The early scene in which Scud is watching The Powerpuff Girls (1998) was originally written with him watching an episode of Speed Racer (1967) ("Mahha GoGoGo"). However, the owners of the domestic rights wouldn't allow it.
The lobby of the Caliban building is inspired by the lobby of the Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei.
Asia Argento, Kristanna Loken, Elena Anaya and Rhona Mitra were all considered for the role of Nysaa.
Comic Book Artists Mike Mignola and Timothy Bradstreet worked as conceptual artists.
The original script contained a sex scene between Blade and Nyssa.
Blade himself wears Oakley Four sunglasses, the ninja-style vampires who descend near the start of the film to offer Blade a truce are wearing heavily modified Oakley Overthetops, Reinhardt sunglasses are Oakley Square Wires and a further appearance can be seen fleetingly being worn by the fat, bearded vampire towards the end of the film, he is wearing Oakley Mars. All these appearance of Oakley sunglasses throughout of the film are apparently down to Wesley Snipes being big fan of the brand though his sunglasses in Blade (1998) were a pair of BlackFlyz.
This is the only movie in the trilogy to end with an originally written ending.
The only film in the series to be shot in 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The other films were shot on the widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Lauren German auditioned for the role of Nyssa.

Actor Trademark 

Wesley Snipes:  [Sun Tzu]  Snipes' quoting of Sun Tzu - "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer," follows references to the works of Sun Tzu in many other Snipes movies including Passenger 57 (1992), Rising Sun (1993) and The Art of War (2000).

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