Though ‘Blade: Vampire Hunter’ barely qualifies as a superhero, the movie starring Wesley Snipes in the title role kicked off the modern movie age, preceding even Bryan Singer’s first ‘X-Men’ and spawned two sequels and a TV series. At the time, Snipes was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood and the film’s sleek style and electric fight choreography earned nearly universal praise.
The original movies were produced by New Line and their success led to Marvel’s recovery from bankruptcy, which eventually led to the Marvel Cinematic Universe we know today. There has been buzz that Marvel themselves may revisit ‘Blade’ with his name popping up as a candidate for the Netflix line of darker TV series.
For his part, Snipes has expressed a desire to return to one of his most famous roles and recently tweeted a message reinforcing this:
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When it comes to another BLADE, there’s always a possibility. #SharpeningMyTeeth
— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016