Could Wesley Snipes Come Back as Blade?

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Posted by No_name_here (1247 posts) - - Show Bio
 And we all know what kind of person is always trying to iceskate uphill.

Wesley Snipes might be more interested in producing a movie about a fed who blew the whistle on J. Edgar Hoover's operation to besmirch Martin Luther King Jr.’s reputation in the 60s... but he’s still interested in coming back for another BLADE movie. Even if the project might be moving ahead without him.

While talking to Deadline about the MLK project, he had this to say about a 4th daywalker picture…

 “Maybe we get around to doing another Blade, except, from what I’m reading, every other actor is talking about playing him, and nobody is talking to Wesley… How strange that they don’t come and talk to me about it.”

I won’t comment on any of the Blade Trinity on-set conflicts, nor the man’s current legal problems, but, speaking strictly as a fan, I want to say that Snipes is a seriously underrated actor. I can think of few contemporary male leads with the kind of screen presence this guy has; and I can think of even fewer actors who can be taken just as seriously in tough action movies like Demolition Man as in understated dramas like the Waterdance.   

Plus, Blade kicks eight kinds of ass. == TEASER ==

Seriously, the first two are some of my top favorites out of the wave of Marvel movies we’ve been riding since ’98 - - a wave none-too-coincidentally started BLADE's release. I just want to see Snipes slicing and dicing fangheads again. I’m sure a lot of you are going to agree that the Daywalker’s needed even more now as an antidote to today's sparkly, Prius-driving vampires.

At this rate, it seems more likely Snipes finally get to join Sly Stallone for a second EXPENDABLES movie. He was in talks early on for the role in the first movie that ultimately went to Terry Crews.

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#1 Edited by Shanana (54579 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree I liked Snipes for Blade, I think someone else maybe to akward for the series

#2 Posted by Death Certificate (5722 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes as Blade is a must. The TV series showed that no other actor can play Blade better than Snipes.

#3 Posted by ComicMan24 (147411 posts) - - Show Bio

The first two movies were very good movies. The third one was very... mainstream let's say. I want to see a fourth Blade movie a lot. But as long as it is more like the first two movies.

#4 Posted by DarkSyde79 (213 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as it's better than Blade Trinity, I'm good. Also, Sticky Fingers was good as Blade in the short lived but good television series on SpikeTV.

#5 Posted by N7_Normandy (2504 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley Snipes is synonymous with Blade- he is a must

#6 Posted by comicbikerscott (152 posts) - - Show Bio

blade is awesome no matter who plays blade
#7 Posted by SuperAgentDeadpool (17 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought Snipes was going to prison for 3 yrs for tax evasion?

if so he may not be around to do another Blade, but he could always do a movie called Shiv when he's out

#8 Edited by NightFang (10801 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the television series and I don't think there anybody else who could do the character justice, but I would like to see a reboot/remake of the movies and stay true to the comic's.   

#9 Posted by Icarusflies (12758 posts) - - Show Bio

....Darn, I thought this was about 30 Rock's Wesley Snipes.

#10 Posted by lastdrag0n89 (609 posts) - - Show Bio
He did, hes out now and getting back into the game.
#11 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1250 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" I agree I liked Snipes for Blade, I think someone else maybe to akward for the series "
#12 Posted by Green Skin (2943 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes is a must have for any new Blade movie.  It would be nice to finally see a third Blade movie, rather than that failed pilot for "The Nightstalkers" spin off.

#13 Posted by Danial79 (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Snipes as Blade and thought the first two films were awesome!

#14 Posted by SupremoMaximo (223 posts) - - Show Bio

Ryan Reynolds as Blade.. Screw Continuity!!!

#15 Posted by ReverseNegative (2974 posts) - - Show Bio

He was the best Blade.

#16 Posted by Mumbles (858 posts) - - Show Bio

i would watch another blade movie with snipes. the 3rd isn't as bad as some say.

#17 Posted by Bruce Vain (1833 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes MADE Blade he's what made that movie work. I mean that movie has like THE best action openings. I literally have watched that movie about 6 times in one day. That movie never gets boring. Blade is the movie that started it for MARVEL not X-Men, & it wasn't a PG-13 movie either. It was rated R.   

I totally 100% agree with you on this one Tom. Snipes is an underrated actor. That man doesn't get enough credit I don't think. He can do comedy, he can do action, he can do drama. I mean look at his list of great films he's done - Major League, Rising Sun, Passenger 57, Undisputed, Sugar Hill, New Jack City, White Men Can't Jump (silly title but still a good movie), Demolition Man (a movie that never gets old),  & of course his Blade movies. I'm pretty sure he doesn't want the Blade series to have ended on a bad note which was Blade Trinity, and to be honest that wasn't his fault. Nor was his performance bad at all.  So yea I want another Blade film and that's focused on the character & not on the others so they can start a movie revolving around them. Also, I can't picture anyone else as Blade. I didn't really care for Sticky Fingerz from ONYX filling in for the role in the Blade TV series. I tried giving it a shot, and it just sucked. So there you go.
#18 Posted by SuperAgentDeadpool (17 posts) - - Show Bio

i'd like to see Terry Crews play Blade
#19 Posted by Rabbit Tots (492 posts) - - Show Bio
That's a death wish, he cannot act.
#20 Posted by Fever (13 posts) - - Show Bio

No one talked to Wesley. lol  I gotta start doing that.

#21 Posted by SuperAgentDeadpool (17 posts) - - Show Bio
@Rabbit Tots said:
"@SuperAgentDeadpool: That's a death wish, he cannot act. "

it's an action movie. he just needs to look tough and kick ass 
he's built. and as you can see from this clip he's got the moves 
#22 Posted by csimon (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope so
#23 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

He really needs a good comeback.... 
Blade 4: Taxes of Evil!!!!
#24 Posted by teekomeeko (7 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I like Snipes as Blade, I wouldn't mind someone else the role either. I certainly don't want a movie hampered by someone who's getting old and needs to have continuous use of a stunt double or CGI counterpart. 
Though if he can do it, that's what I'd prefer. He was straight up badass in the first three movies.

#25 Posted by Om1kron (1219 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no blade without snipes to be quite honest, the only other actor I could possibly see pulling it off with an actual MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUND would be Michael Jai White, it's been 12 years since he was in Spawn so maybe everyone will just forget that little stain on his career lol.

#26 Posted by Midnight Monk (226 posts) - - Show Bio

A movie without Snipes is like waffles without syrup, the movies need him we all saw what happened when someone else tried to play him in Blade:The Series lets not make the same mistake twice. Wesley Snipes must be in the next Blade movie

#27 Posted by Green ankh (1077 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes IS Blade.  I would love to see him in an Expendables 2 film.  A bunch of cool guys blowin up stuff...awsome !
#28 Posted by Metatron_Da_Don (1152 posts) - - Show Bio
@Midnight Monk said:
" A movie without Snipes is like waffles without syrup, the movies need him we all saw what happened when someone else tried to play him in Blade:The Series lets not make the same mistake twice. Wesley Snipes must be in the next Blade movie "
#29 Posted by batman_is_god (1192 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish Blade had an ongoing series. 
I'm all for Wesley Snipes playing Blade again, assuming he is still young enough and fit enough to do it.
#30 Posted by Thunderscream (1933 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with everybody else here, Snipes IS Blade. I thought it was really strange that he was barely in the 3rd movie in favor of more screen time for Reynolds & Biel. 
I know this may sound totally out of left field coming from a gay white dude....but wouldn't it be cool to see a movie focused primarily on the black super heroes? There was a team-up a few years ago with Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Brother Voodoo, Pulsar and Blade that was pretty interesting. Set it in Wakanda, upsurge of evil/vampires vying for control of the vibranium supply or something. I dunno, just sounds cool to me.

#31 Posted by Warcry80 (2309 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes is Blade! End of Story!
#32 Posted by superzero93 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley snipes as blade was exactly how I imagined the character should be. I also agree he is an underrated actor.  

#33 Posted by cadaver (174 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate to be the one to point this out but there is no point in having blade show up in another film . He should have been in them twilight films killing fangheads, I feel he has let us down by not being there... 

#34 Posted by The Impersonator (6575 posts) - - Show Bio

the last movie, Trinity was a bummer. I don't mind another actor playing as Blade in the possible 4th movie. As long the movie is good.
#35 Posted by bobtv (86 posts) - - Show Bio

Give us Snipes, a good script and a good director, and an opening scene of blade killing some random "pretty boy" vampire clan making a clever one liner after the battle, and the 4th movie will be awesome.

#36 Posted by Toa_Manaia (130 posts) - - Show Bio

It is SNIPES All the way!!! I am so Thankful that I never watched Blade Trinity all the way through... 
But I agree that there needs to be a far more ASS-KICKING iterations of vampire mytho out there. You know apart from Tru Blood, Vamp Diaries and F@$#% Twilight.  
@cadaver Love the pick Man!!!, Now thats the version of Twilight that needs to Happen.

#37 Posted by GothamBat (652 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes for the win! Save us from Twi-Hards!

#38 Posted by Sobe Cin (602 posts) - - Show Bio

give the role to Mekhi Phifer (Left) - he's already got the practice hunting down Zombies. Vampires are just one step up. 
Or you can even go for Omar Epps (Right), he's already taken over Snipes once with Major League and he's played a kick-ass vampire as well in Dracula 2000. And his acting skills have only improved with House.

#39 Edited by Britt601 (461 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the movies, especially the first one. He is Blade to me so that would be cool if he does a fourth installment.


BTW, Demolition Man was just awesome to me, even though it seemed kinda corny.

#40 Posted by GraphicCasualFreak (347 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes will never do another Blade.  He felt they were trying to push him out of the franchise during Trinity.

#41 Posted by reaper2923 (2863 posts) - - Show Bio

Blade vs Morbius anyone?

#42 Posted by Ston3face (95 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion, Snipes is Blade. I don't see any other actor pulling it off as well as Snipes can.

#43 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

What would be the point of bringing in a new actor if the original still wants the job? That's pretty stupid to me.

#44 Posted by vicsrealms (85 posts) - - Show Bio

I really can't see anybody but Snipes as Blade.  I couldn't even watch the TV series as the guy just didn't have Snipes presence for the character.  I would love to see him back in some really good movies as his latest series were really bad, and he just seemed to drop off the grid (also went to jail apprently) for a while.  Man, if he had been in the first Expendables....I can't even imagine it, but I will definitely look forward to number two.
Trinity was a mistake the never should have happened and you could see that even he wasn't happy about it.  He didn't appear in the commentary and he just looked bored through out the movie (either that or it was because King just would not shut the hell up!!!).  He was in the commentary of the first two and they were almost as fun to go through as the movies themselves.

#45 Posted by Nyo (53 posts) - - Show Bio
@SuperAgentDeadpool: It wouldn't suit him, let's just say, he is too buffed :/
#46 Posted by Nyo (53 posts) - - Show Bio
@Toa_Manaia: You should try to watch it, the ending fight scene is really good ;)
#47 Posted by saiyan_earthling (5832 posts) - - Show Bio

He has to come back and play him again!

#48 Posted by ImBatshitCrazy (62 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no Eric Brooks without Wesley Snipes. End of discussion.

#49 Posted by inferiorcatwoman (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love another Blade movie.

#50 Posted by RiotBananas (40 posts) - - Show Bio

I would watch another Blade.

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