In a recent interview with IGN, Blade star Wesley Snipes confirmed that which he has admitted many times: he would in fact do another Blade movie. Blade is a hell of a character and Snipes is the perfect actor for the role, so I'm sure Marvel fans would love to see him back in action.
Blade: Trinity was the last time Snipes took on the role of the half-vampire, Blade, with veteran actors Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel at his side. It was an odd pairing, but damn it — it worked!
When asked by IGN, Snipes admitted that he would do the project with the right team, but that he has another plan... another character in the works.
"There's a strong possibility, but if not we have another project that's going to stand toe to toe with Blade."
I don't know about you, but that's got me eager for another Blade movie; who is this secret character? Could it be another figure from Marvel Comics, or something else entirely?
Moreover, can we expect Blade: Trinity director David Goyer to rejoin the franchise? Hitfix writer Chris Eggertsen caught up with Goyer, who revealed that he has no involvement with any Blade project whatsoever, and would be unlikely to get involved with one.
"I'm not involved with it. I can tell you I was with [Blade 2 director] Guillermo del Toro today and we were talking about it, and he's heard nothing about it either. So if Marvel's working on it, they're not working on it with us, which is perfectly fine. I'm not sure that I would do a Blade film again."
It's hard to imagine aBlade film without David Goyer, who is also credited as the scriptwriter for Blade and Blade: Trinity. So if Blade 2 director Guillermo del Toro also has no knowledge of the discussions, does this mean we can expect any future Blade
productions to be vastly different?
Goyer's absence makes sense, really. It's common knowledge that Snipes and Goyer were far from friends on set. In fact, famed super-geek and Blade: Trinity actor Patton Oswalt has shined some new light on the story. According to Hitfix, Oswalt says that by the end of Blade: Trinity, Snipes refused to leave his trailer for anything other than close-ups and left the work to his body double. Oswalt also claims that prior to this Snipes tried to grab Goyer by the throat! Goyer's response to this is as follows:
"That was the most personally and professionally difficult and painful thing I've ever been through. It was a challenged shoot, as has been reported. What can I say?"
His interview ended on a rather poignant note.
"We've never spoken again."
So can we expect Goyer to be involved in future Blade productions? Well, not unless you want another Goyer-Snipes showdown.
Goyer's newest project, Batman v Superman (for which he is a script writer) is scheduled for release in March, so we don't have long to wait!