Wesley Snipes Wants To Play Blade Again
Was Blade: Trinity the last of the Blade flicks or are there more to come? No one seems to have an answer to that, especially Blade himself, Wesley Snipes.
In an interview with Deadline, Snipes said that he’s still interested kicking some serious vampire ass as Blade, but unfortunately he hasn’t heard anything about a fourth film – except for what he’s read online, that is.
“Maybe we get around to doing another Blade, except, from what I’m reading, every other actor is talking about playing him, and nobody is talking to Wesley,” he said. “How strange that they don’t come and talk to me about it.”
I can’t really come up with a list of actors interested in playing Blade, but there is one actor I know of that wants a shot at it. The Losers and Thor star Idris Elba recently said that he would love to take a crack at the vampire slayer some day. But I doubt that will ever happen since Snipes clearly wants to keep his part as Blade.
“There are some things we really want to do that we didn’t get a chance to do,” he told MTV News earlier this year. “The first and the second one were experiments, and we started to get better. If we do another one, it will reflect our maturity and our better understanding of the genre.”
As we can see, Snipes wants to continue on with Blade, but it’s possible that Blade has moved on without him – last year, David Goyer, writer of Blade movies, said he heard that there might be a Blade reboot sans Snipes. Lame!
Maybe Snipes with have a cameo in the alleged Deacon Frost trilogy. Hmm.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Snipes return as Blade, or should someone else, like Idris Elba, take over the role? Personally, I can’t see ANY ONE but Wesley Snipes playing Blade. It would be blasphemy to have someone else take the role.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).