Wesley Snipes Blade film is really what started the superhero film renaissance in 1997. When Warner Bros was making Batman revert back to comedy, Marvel went the opposite route taking an obscure horror comic book character and making him a household name.
Blade spawned two sequels, a short-lived tv series, and an anime before fading away. Now the Daywalker might be joining his fellow superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Snipes has stated that there are at least two solid Blade projects that are in development and would fit right in with what the MCU is doing.
“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.”
Snipes has expressed interest in the past by returning to the role, but never with Marvel Studios.
“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.”