Wesley Snipes Has Met With Marvel About Doing ‘Blade 4’ Because We’re All Sick As F*ck Of Sparkly Vampires

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As news filters out of San Diego Comic-Con 2015 we’re beginning to gather information about the future of the super hero movie genre landscape. In an interview with the website ‘Deadline’ actor Wesley Snipes dropped some bombs about how we may see a Blade 4 in the future, so excuse me while I go change my boxers because I may have just soiled them.

Long before Stephenie Meyer made sparkly vampires all the rage there was one man carrying the blood-sucking scene on his shoulders: Wesley Snipes, aka Blade. Blade’s the day-walking vampire tasked with keeping the entire race of vampires in line, and he’s one of the most badass martial artists we’ve ever seen on screen. It’s now been over a decade since the last installment of the Blade franchise, with Blade: Trinity hitting theaters back in 2004. That however didn’t disrupt a recent meeting between Wesley Snipes and Marvel Studios which Mr. Snipes described as “a really productive and a wonderful meeting.”

Here’s what we know so far from Deadline‘s sit down with Blade himself:

DEADLINE: Well, will you be bringing the vampire hunter back?

SNIPES: 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.

DEADLINE: Could we see you going the ever expanding Marvel Universe in another way?

SNIPES: That’s a possibility too. I’ve always been a fan of these pieces and adaptations and I’d be nice to be a part of the family again. But if we don’t to 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. The first season of The Player will be interesting as well because we have drama and action, which is what I like. It gives me a chance to do a number of different things.

CONFIRMED: Blade 4 in the works. Will be released on DVD simultaneously with the launch of Half-Life 3.

CONFIRMED: Wesley Snipes to replace Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man.

CONFIRMED: A Major League film is in the works featuring Wesley Snipes as a ragtag manager tasked with whipping the last place Indians into shape.

By the way, all of this is only confirmed in my mind.

CONFIRMED: A ‘Money Train x Demolition Man‘ crossover sequel is in the works, where Simon Phoenix is reincarnated and tasked with protecting the money train from criminals.

[Deadline]


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