Who Does Blade Need to Play With?

This linked article from Cinema Blend lists some vampires they think should be featured in the new BLADE movie starring Mahershala Ali. Let’s have a look at their recommendations and see if we agree, shall we?

1. Dracula

2. Hellcow

3. Baron Blood

4. Janus Tepes

5. Varnae

6. Deacon Frost

My take, or takes, respectively.

1. Not for the first one. Dracula is too big. Blade needs to have the spotlight all to himself in his first outing.

2. Only as an after-credits scene, like they did with Howard the Duck in the second GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

3. Maybe as a secondary character.

4. Um, no.

5. In Marvel lore, Varnae was the first vampire, a sorcerer from Atlantis before becoming a vampire. He might make for a good villain for Blade, if they don’t go with number six on the list, Deacon Frost.

6. As long as it isn’t that noob Stephen Dorff playing him.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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