There”s been much ado about a potential return of Blade on the big screen over the last several months.
During July”s San Diego Comic Con, Blade himself, Wesley Snipes, said that he was in talks with Marvel about a new movie. Snipes played the character in three “Blade” movies, the last of which “Blade: Trinity” was released eleven-years ago in 2004.
Bleeding Cool (via Coming Soon) now reports that Marvel Studios is actively crafting the blueprint for a new “Blade” film utilizing the framework of a new comic that focuses on the vampire superhero and his newly-created daughter.
The comic was planned as part of the “All-New, All-Different Marvel,” relaunch and was set for release this October. It has since been pushed back, and Bleeding Cool contends that the decision was made by the Marvel higher-ups who are looking to craft a cinematic return for the character based on the comic”s storyline.
There's a part of me that wonders if Blade wouldn't be best served as a television series, particularly given what Marvel's been able to do on Netflix. What do you think?
The official description of the comic by Tim Seeley with art by Logan Faerber follows:
“Fallon Grey is a sixteen year old girl from rural Oregon. Nominated for Prom Queen, Captain of the debate team, most popular girl in her class. But there is another side to Fallon. A feeling like there”s something more inside of her. When terror strikes her small town, she”ll find out just how right she was. As fearsome supernatural forces hunt Fallon, she”ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail. Eric Brooks…Blade…her father?! And in each other, they”ll discover the purpose they”ve each been struggling to find.”