The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most successful franchises in history, and it’s about to get bigger now that Disney has acquired Fox. The X-Men will be joining the MCU, and fans couldn’t be happier about that, but there’s one other character everyone wants to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that’s Blade.
Blade helped get more eyes on superhero movies when Wesley Snipes made his big screen debut as the character back in 1998, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen the character in a film.
Wesley Snipes has received nothing but praise for his performance as Blade, but everyone keeps asking who could take on the character next.
Well, Wesley Snipes has made it clear that he’s not looking to pass the role on to a new actor, he’s looking to reprise his role as Blade.
— WS (@wesleysnipes) December 23, 2017
It certainly seems like there’s a good chance we could see Blade in the MCU someday, as Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said a few months ago that he would love to see it happen.
“We think it would be cool. Someday. My tenure at Marvel started 17 years ago, and there were two things that sort of launched the modern era. One was X-Men, which was the first thing that people said, “Oh, there’s life here.” But a few years before that, there was Blade. A character nobody had heard of at all, had only appeared in a few issues of Tomb of Dracula or something, turned into a big franchise. That was always a great lesson for me, where you go, “It doesn’t matter how well known the character is, it matters how cool the movie is.” Which, many years later, would be the reason we do Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange. I think Blade is a legacy character now, and I think it would be fun to do something with him one day.”
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