Oh Wesley Snipes. We all want you to come back as the vampire/human-hybrid-kickass-killing-machine we all know and love – Blade – but would you be able to play nice with others?
That’s pretty much what we’re guessing is being discussed behind closed doors over at the big “M House.” Recently, the 52 year-old actor was chatting with Deadline at San Diego Comic-Con about his new NBC show The Player, and of course Blade talk came up. But I have to give it to Wesley Snipes on his responses to Deadline’s questioning about the possibility of a new Blade film:
The project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things. I don’t know where it’s on their schedule at this point, that hasn’t been decided. I guess it’s still up in the air.
On something else in the Marvel Universe:
That’s a possibility too. I’ve always been a fan of these pieces and adaptations and it’d be nice to be a part of the family again. But if we don’t do a Blade 4 or something else with Marvel, we’ll do something else. We have some other characters and some other concepts that are going to be just as exciting and hopefully just as successful.
Very interesting. Especially those “other concepts” that have us wondering what they could be. But on the Blade talk, that has to be a slippery slope for Snipes to try to roundhouse kick his way up. Now that Marvel has attained the rights to Blade again and Disney owns Marvel, Stallone no doubt giving him a pep talk before shooting The Expendables 3, and maybe some hard lessons learned during his “time away” – maybe all that has opened the action star’s eyes. Maybe not. But we hope so. Wesley Snipes was good. Before he got carried away with himself and alienating co-stars – Ryan Reynolds has said before he wouldn’t work with Snipes again – he was good.
In my opinion, Wesley Snipes might be able to come back into the light. As much as folks may disagree with me, I feel the same about Mel Gibson. These guys are talented actors who have built a fanbase for themselves and their iconic characters they’ve portrayed. Films like Demolition Man, White Men Can’t Jump, Major Rising Sun, U.S. Marshalls, and of course – New Jack City, were some of his best roles and films at the time. Even if we don’t see Snipes back on the big screen, there are distant rumors of a Marvel/Netflix run of “Midnight Sons” characters that include the likes of Ghost Rider whose right also went back to Marvel.
So what do you say Wesley, if Marvel and Disney say yes (and it better be a hard R-rating too), can you bury the titanium, acid-etched sword and let the past be the past? We’re ready to see more of The Daywalker.