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Will (or should) Blade Return To The Big Screen?

Will David Goyer sharpen his teeth and give us another Blade movie?

I was never a huge Blade fan when he appeared in the comics.  When David Goyer gave us the first movie with Wesley Snipes (way back in 1998) I developed a new respect for the character.  I enjoyed the next two movie as well and was a little bummed when the Ryan Reynolds/Jessica Biel spin off didn't happen.  Then Spike TV put out the Blade TV show.  I tried watching the pilot episode.  It just didn't do it for me.  I guess it didn't do it for a lot of people as the show didn't last long.

Is there a need for Blade to return?  Would people want to see another Blade movie?  Should they try to re-boot the franchise (as they seem to be doing with most of them)?

David Goyer spoke to Shock Till You Drop and made some interesting comments.
"God, it feels like they remake movies five years after they come out now," Goyer answers when asked if there's the possibility of seeing Blade's resurrection on screen. "I'm sure New Line at some point would like to do another version of it. Me? Never say never, but I think remakes are more successful the more time there is in between. Honestly, I think they should have waited for the new Hulk. I like the new one. But the longer time you have between remakes [and their originals], the better. For me, ten years is the minimum you really need."

"I heard rumors that they may want to start from scratch with a new person playing Blade. It's funny because I thought about how I never wanted to do a vampire film ever again because I'm sick of it. But I was reading the Tomb of Dracula Omnibus and I hadn't read them in a long time and I thought it might be cool to do another vampire movie at some point."

I say keep the franchise going over a re-boot.  We don't need another origin movie.  With each James Bond movie (whenver he's recast) they don't start over and tell us all about his history.  Just give us some butt kicking and I'll be happy.  And maybe a new haircut.
42 Comments
Posted by Precise

Meh.. there are plenty of Blade movies, i'd like for them to give another comic character a movie instead of Blade. That said, I wouldn't mind if they did make one.

Posted by blade hunter

mybe

Posted by Methos

half yes and half no...

i'm a bit shaky on the blade comics and they had one or two really good storylines but aside from that it was a pretty mediocre read...

the same was for the movies in my opinion, the first was awesome but it went steadily downhill from there...

if they did reboot the franchise, and to be honest i can't see any good reason why they should, they would need a damn good writer to make it work and take a close look at the first blade movie to see why it was so successful

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Posted by Kurrent

I actually liked the TV show that was on Spike and I think that Sticky Fingaz did a good job.

Posted by The_Martian

I was never a huge fan of the blade movies.

Posted by pixelized
Kurrent said:
"I actually liked the TV show that was on Spike and I think that Sticky Fingaz did a good job."
isn't he a pornstar???

I'd like to keep Wesley as Blade, he could use the money and he wasn't exactly horrible at it.
Posted by Kurrent
pixelized said:
"Kurrent said:
"I actually liked the TV show that was on Spike and I think that Sticky Fingaz did a good job."
isn't he a pornstar???

I'd like to keep Wesley as Blade, he could use the money and he wasn't exactly horrible at it."
I don't know. He was a musician I don't what he is getting into now. He was a good Blade though
Posted by pixelized
Kurrent said:
"pixelized said:
"Kurrent said:
"I actually liked the TV show that was on Spike and I think that Sticky Fingaz did a good job."
isn't he a pornstar???

I'd like to keep Wesley as Blade, he could use the money and he wasn't exactly horrible at it."
I don't know. He was a musician I don't what he is getting into now. He was a good Blade though"
sounds Pornish. Wasn't the series heavy on gore? i think that's why i didn't tune in for a second episode
Posted by Kurrent
pixelized said:
"Kurrent said:
"pixelized said:
"Kurrent said:
"I actually liked the TV show that was on Spike and I think that Sticky Fingaz did a good job."
isn't he a pornstar???

I'd like to keep Wesley as Blade, he could use the money and he wasn't exactly horrible at it."
I don't know. He was a musician I don't what he is getting into now. He was a good Blade though"
sounds Pornish. Wasn't the series heavy on gore? i think that's why i didn't tune in for a second episode"
It was your regular Vamp kills like in the movie. You should give it a shot man. I think the season is like 15 bucks now
Posted by Vance Astro

Blade wasn't even popular enough for 3 movies.I don't even know how he got those.A fourth one is going overboard.I read Blade's comics and they aren't good...even the MAX Blade uncut was lame.

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Posted by NightFang

 I wouldn't mind if they did make another one just don't re-boot it and keep Wesley as Blade.

Posted by Red L.A.M.P.

No.

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Posted by Trackz
Vance Astro said:
"Blade wasn't even popular enough for 3 movies.I don't even know how he got those.A fourth one is going overboard.I read Blade's comics and they aren't good...even the MAX Blade uncut was lame."
thats all your opinion, he is one of marvels most recognized characters

NightFang said:
" I wouldn't mind if they did make another one just don't re-boot it and keep Wesley as Blade."


maybe they should reboot it, they ran out of stories to tell, and the third one wasnt that well recieved, another sequal might go overboard.
Posted by Lupine
Trackz said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Blade wasn't even popular enough for 3 movies.I don't even know how he got those.A fourth one is going overboard.I read Blade's comics and they aren't good...even the MAX Blade uncut was lame."
thats all your opinion, he is one of marvels most recognized characters

NightFang said:
" I wouldn't mind if they did make another one just don't re-boot it and keep Wesley as Blade."


maybe they should reboot it, they ran out of stories to tell, and the third one wasnt that well recieved, another sequal might go overboard.
"
Gotta say I agree.  A re-boot might be just what the doctor ordered and maybe with Dracula this time instead of Drake.  I don't know about you guys, but I thought Drake was sort of lame.  Basically he was blade with the ability to shapeshift into other humanoid forms.  Wasn't that cool, but having a genuine Dracula might be pretty interesting.
Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime

I think they should  restart the franchise, I mean look at Batman DC had restarted his franchise and look at how much money he had made. Hulk's restarted franchise was successful. I don't see why they shouldn't.
If they do restart Blade's movies his orgin should be in a flashback. That way the movie would have more action in them. I think Dracula should be the villain in the first movie either that or marvel could make a
 Marvel Knights Movie and have Blade appear in it.

Posted by King Saturn
pixelized said:
"Kurrent said:
"I actually liked the TV show that was on Spike and I think that Sticky Fingaz did a good job."
isn't he a pornstar???

I'd like to keep Wesley as Blade, he could use the money and he wasn't exactly horrible at it."
Sticky Fingaz aint no Pornstar..... I dont think

lol
Posted by inferiorego

The show was enjoyable.

As for a fourth movie, I'm in. Reboot it... whatever...

However, they should probably get the guy from the tv show to play Blade seeing as Snipes won't get out of jail until 2011

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Posted by Shadow Lord

I think it would be kinda cool to see a new movie or something but I didn't like the guy from the show so they should get Snipes.

Or they should triey the Renolds/Biel spinoff again. I was hoping for that.

Posted by G'bandit

I would love to see blade back in the freaking big screen but it MUST!!!!!!!!! be Wesley Snipes and I would like them to introduce a new kind of vampire or to make a spin off Dark stalkers movie with blade been the villain!!  like him losing control and becoming switchblade and Hannibal King and Abby have to look for a way to control him. Also in that spin off they should turn Hannibal King into the vampire version while they are at it. Then in that spin off set things for a 4th Blade movie :D BUT the 4th movie try to make it more like Blade 2, even better Guillermo Del Toro should do the 4th Blade :D and keep the dark stalkers to a minimum in this 4th movie. I mean the third was great but it didn't really place Blade in a tight spot situatuion like in Blade 2. In Blade two there were hundreds of reapers and it was ether join them fight them or become their food, so it gave the movie a huge trill. Blade three was against regular vampires and the only threat was Dracula nothing more, just beat this guy and walk away... Blade 4th should be like Blade 2 in the sense of putting blade in a tight situation :)

No reboth, I mean Batman needed the re-boot because it went down a bottomless hole, with the nipple suit and the huge cast and terrible actors for the Bat mantle etc. But all three Blade films were great maybe Blade two rise above the first and third but not in the "The first and third , suck" kind of way is just that Guillermo's visual of the Blade world just rose it to that level, but the franchise is awesome and haven't desapoint me at all :)

They should make a spin off with the dark stalkers, then a fouth movie. The day star virus couldn't have killed all vampires, they could, like make the vampires find a way to counter the day star virus. Sure a lot of vampires died and the numbers of vampires in the world are very low but they are still there moving behind the shadows looking for a way to get back at the daywalker,  that is what they should do XD

O_O I wrote that much? sorry Is just that I'm a fan XD

 

Wesley is Blade!


Posted by Trackz

its probably time fora reboot, not a complete one but it needs a new feel, it doesnt have to be a complete reboot, it could be one like the hulk or the punisher, but I'm not sure Wesley should be playing Blade again, he was great and all but in my opinion we should move on.

Edited by inferiorego

I hope they can film all of Wesley's Blade scenes from his prison cell.
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Posted by White Mage
Lupine said:
"Trackz said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Blade wasn't even popular enough for 3 movies.I don't even know how he got those.A fourth one is going overboard.I read Blade's comics and they aren't good...even the MAX Blade uncut was lame."
thats all your opinion, he is one of marvels most recognized characters

NightFang said:
" I wouldn't mind if they did make another one just don't re-boot it and keep Wesley as Blade."


maybe they should reboot it, they ran out of stories to tell, and the third one wasnt that well recieved, another sequal might go overboard.
"
Gotta say I agree.  A re-boot might be just what the doctor ordered and maybe with Dracula this time instead of Drake.  I don't know about you guys, but I thought Drake was sort of lame.  Basically he was blade with the ability to shapeshift into other humanoid forms.  Wasn't that cool, but having a genuine Dracula might be pretty interesting."
I strongly believe Blade was popular strictly because Wesley Snipes played him (and very well).  I can't imagine ANYONE playing him again.  That said, No.  Blade should NOT return. 
Posted by G'bandit

In 2005, Snipes sued New Line Cinema, and David S. Goyer (director of Blade: Trinity) claiming that the studio did not pay his full salary, that he was intentionally cut out of casting decisions and film making process, despite being one of the producers, and that his character's screen time was reduced in favor of costars, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel.

Snipes contends that Goyer, his fellow producers, and New Line kept him out of the project's decision process, which ended up harming the film's performance (it made just $52 million, compared to the previous installments that had made $70 million and $82 million respectively). He says that a portion of his salary - $3.6 million - was withheld as punishment. The suit is still pending


I guess he wont be playing Blade no more... So I agreed with White Mage.. Let the Blade franchise die with the best Blade there is...


Posted by Trackz
G'bandit said:
"

In 2005, Snipes sued New Line Cinema, and David S. Goyer (director of Blade: Trinity) claiming that the studio did not pay his full salary, that he was intentionally cut out of casting decisions and film making process, despite being one of the producers, and that his character's screen time was reduced in favor of costars, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel.

Snipes contends that Goyer, his fellow producers, and New Line kept him out of the project's decision process, which ended up harming the film's performance (it made just $52 million, compared to the previous installments that had made $70 million and $82 million respectively). He says that a portion of his salary - $3.6 million - was withheld as punishment. The suit is still pending


I guess he wont be playing Blade no more... So I agreed with White Mage.. Let the Blade franchise die with the best Blade there is...


"
no, the same thing happen with christopher reeves, he was identified as superman, but they were able to find another equally suitable actor to play him. Blade is a great character, personally I really liked the movies and I think they could do it even better with a reboot
Posted by Acheron

I liked the actor from the TV series as Blade better than Snipes (who was still pretty good). I thought that the first movie was good, the second was okay, and the third-from what I saw-was terrible. The TV series (which I watched a fair amount of) was pretty good. Had some nice action scenes.

I'd watch a fourth movie, if it was as good as the first. Hopefully, if they made another, they could change the style for it.....or just make a good story.

Posted by Trackz

yeah sticky was a great Blade, the show couldnt afford the same effects though unfortunately  

Posted by Justin Audron

God no

Posted by gunswordfist

I just want a season 2 of the show. It was the last good martial arts action horror show. The movies sucked after the first one (which is one of the best superhero movies of all time) The last thing I want to see is another origin movie because the first Blade did that perfectly.

Posted by Trackz
Justin Audron said:
"God no"
...what did he do wrong? he did the character almost as well as wesley
Posted by gunswordfist
Trackz said:
"Justin Audron said:
"God no"
...what did he do wrong? he did the character almost as well as wesley"

You can say that again.
Posted by SUNMAN

Blade will be back, mark my words

Posted by G.I.Joe

wait for wesley to spring out of prison and get him involved as BLADE! he has made that character for me! (On Screen anyway)

Posted by SUNMAN

he will be out soon. A year more at most. But I think they may go with someone else

Posted by Sheep-Kill

I think they can so do 3 more film.  4 can be after the events of three with Blade still fighting but under a different name and other monster due to the day star virus.  But all this changes when he comes face to face with the uncontrable rage of Morbius.

5 can be Blade and King(back in his vampire state) under attack by HYDRA who plan to use Blade and Hannibal and a newby by the name of Frank Drake's(Not to be mixed with Dracula from 3) blood to make a vampire super soldier to rule the world.
6 Can be Blade being recruited by Pete Wisdom to join M:13 to fight the Real Dracula.
Later lead to Midnight Son film.
Posted by Static Shock

No. More. Blade.

Posted by Chrome Zillion
Trackz said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Blade wasn't even popular enough for 3 movies.I don't even know how he got those.A fourth one is going overboard.I read Blade's comics and they aren't good...even the MAX Blade uncut was lame."
thats all your opinion, he is one of marvels most recognized characters
Way to make up stuff.I had to convince people I knew that didn't read comics when Blade came out that he started off as a comic character...so don't make up stuff to try and make Blade look good,I know you're a Blade fanboy.
Posted by SUNMAN

their reviving the blade franchise. Let it go with all the blade hate.

Posted by Chrome Zillion
SUNMAN said:
"their reviving the blade franchise. Let it go with all the blade hate."
That's what happens when people act like a characters who doesn't even have his own ongoing right now is one of Marvel's most popular.
Posted by SUNMAN
Chrome Zillion said:
"SUNMAN said:
"their reviving the blade franchise. Let it go with all the blade hate."
That's what happens when people act like a characters who doesn't even have his own ongoing right now is one of Marvel's most popular.
"
Outside of major comic book characters Blade is more recognizable than other characters to the public because of his movies and their popularity. Besides top comic book characters who do not get any other media aside from comic books Blade is more popular. Blade's in Captain Britain right now and the book is pretty good.

Besides its hard to go wrong with a vampire hunter character. Society loves vampires, all you have to do is provide a good story and you will make a profit.
Posted by Trackz

..Blade is one of their most recognized characters, and most people know he's a comic character. Just because he doesn't have an on-going doesn't mean he isn't recognizable, I'll bet any sum of money that in a general survey most people will know blade rather than deadpool.

Posted by EganTheVile1

maybe for a Midnight Sons movie

Posted by grimreaper1980

hell yeah he should