Last month, the Blade franchise turned 20 and it has outlets asking Wesley Snipes about updates about his possible return to the character. While speaking with Vice, Wesley reaffirms ongoing talks with Marvel Studios about returning to the Blade role.
There are a lot of conversations going around right now and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again. We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world and, when people see them, I think they’re only going to have a problem with deciding which one they love the most.
All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years. Everyone’s enthusiastic about it, everybody gets it. But they got a business to run and they gotta square the things that they gotta figure out before they can get to it, I guess. In the meantime, we got a business to run and our own slate of things to do so…
But the next time you see something in [the Blade universe], mark my words: what we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now.
In 2013, THR revealed that Marvel’s in-house screenwriting program developed a treatment/outline for a new Blade movie. Kevin Feige has more recently suggested that Blade could be coming in the future.