Wesley Snipes is currently at Comic-Con for his new TV series The Player where the actor also let it be known he is interested in doing another Blade movie.
Deadline spoke with Snipes who stated there have been talks.
The project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things. I don’t know where it’s on their schedule at this point, that hasn’t been decided. I guess it’s still up in the air.
Wesley Snipes also says another potential Marvel role could be seen some time down the road.
That’s a possibility too. I’ve always been a fan of these pieces and adaptations and I’d be nice to be a part of the family again. But if we don’t to a Blade 4 or something else with Marvel, we’ll do something else. We have some other characters and some other concepts that are going to be just as exciting and hopefully just as successful. The first season of The Player will be interesting as well because we have drama and action, which is what I like. It gives me a chance to do a number of different things.
Snipes also comments on whether the “tide is turning” with there being more African-American superheroes, such as Marvel’s Falcon and Black Panther.
I don’t know. It’s takes more than one situation to make it a trend. One wouldn’t qualify it as a trend or a real shift in the tides yet. We’ll have to see how well the films do and how well the characters are presented. Clearly there’s an audience for it, both domestically and internationally. And I know that only a few guys can do this, so it’s kind of hard. Not everybody can do the comic book adaptation thing and make it believable. It is challenging.
Blade kicked off in 1998 and became a billion dollar franchise, and with Doctor Strange being the start of the supernatural side of the MCU, perhaps there is room for more of Snipes as the vampire hunting superhero.