Is Blade On The Way Back?
If you’ve been hankering for Blade to return to the big screen and to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s good news. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, recently told comicbook.com that he is interested. “I like both [Blade] and [Man-Thing],” said Feige. “…and I think, again, horror can mean a lot of things. Horror, did you mean a movie like TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE or…FRIDAY THE 13th or POLTERGEIST? [The latter] is a little bit more my wheelhouse, that’s such a great movie and it scared the heck out of me but it’s really fun. I don’t know, I certainly would like to play with as many genres as possible…I think it always [has] and I hope will continue to vary. I enjoy very much the success of THOR: RAGNAROK and all of the articles that were being written around the release of that film that ‘the MCU has now just gone full comedy,’ ‘MCU has just embraced the full silliness and is just embracing a very eclectic, strange sense of humor.’ And I remember reading those and thinking, ‘Yes, but wait till you see BLACK PANTHER…and the advertisements for INFINITY WAR, ‘everything’s gonna be dark now…’ I will say it always will vary depending on the story we wanna tell on any individual movie.”
That’s great for those of us who’d love to see a GHOST RIDER movie done right. And as far as Horror-themed characters are concerned, we can’t overlook Werewolf-By-Night and Morbius, in addition to Blade.
We might just get a Marvel Horror movie, with one or all of these characters. Howzabout a MIDNIGHT SONS flick, Mr. Feige?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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