MOVIE NEWS – Could we see – finally – see a new Blade film in the near future? We have heard rumours whirling for some years now that Marvel has been looking to bring back the vampire hunter for a new bloody adventure on the big screen. Yet, nothing happened. Now, we have a tempting rumour that suggests not only is the time finally coming but that the project will be R-rated and will see Wesley Snipes return to his role from the original trilogy that started in 1998.
Still, as always with this kind of thing, we must warn that this is only a rumour for the time being. It’s not coming from anyone directly from Marvel Studios, nor has anyone involved in the project itself. That said, a new report states that Marvel is quietly working on an R-rated Blade movie with Wesley Snipes expected to return in some capacity. The studio reportedly already even has a script, though it’s not clear who wrote it at this point in time.
Also, it states that Eric Brooks, aka Blade, will train his only daughter, likely Fallon Grey from the pages of Marvel Comics. It’s not surprising, as there has been quite a bit of speculation in the past that, if Marvel wants another Blade with Wesley Snipes, he would pass the torch to Fallon Grey. While there is no guarantee this project sees the light of day, even if it is actually being developed behind the scenes, there are a few reasons to think this rumour may have at least some, if not more than some, truth to it.
Wesley Snipes told last year that he has not one but two different Blade projects in the works with Marvel. Or, at the very least, he’s putting them together and talking to Marvel about it. That, coupled with the fact that the Disney/Fox merger is expected to close this month makes it possible for this project to exist in a historically PG-13 Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney chairman Alan Horn recently stated that under the Fox banner they can make R-rated movies that the studio wouldn’t be able to otherwise. This also implies that they’re going to keep Fox as its own studio that will operate under the larger Disney banner. Reaching a bit here, it’s possible we could see them develop R-rated Marvel projects under Fox’s arm, as to avoid any branding issues.
While some of that is speculative, it seems inevitable that Disney will experiment with R-rated comic book movies at some point. Especially with Deadpool being such a huge success. And Disney loves money. Why not do some of that experimenting with Blade? We’ll be sure to keep you posted as any details regarding the alleged project come to light.
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