Snipes just might be sharpening a fourth stake for those bloodsuckers.
During a press junket for his new movie BROOKLYN’S FINEST, the Daywalker told Joblo that “there has been some talk about a BLADE 4 and that he would be interested it the script was right.”
The journey from talk & interest to execution & release is a long, twisted path filled with deceptive switchback turns, inescapable sand traps and poisonous brier patches - - but I still can’t help getting excited about this. I’m a big fan of Snipes’ - - he brings an uncommon intensity to his roles and I think he’s one of the few actors who can pull off wacky comedies, badass actioners and “down to Earth” dramas with equal credibility.
It’s been too long since we’ve gotten to see Snipes wreck a gang of bad guys with some truly viscous martial arts moves (remember when he breaks Nomak's arm? OUCH!). Among other feelings I walked out of BLADE: TRINITY with was the disappointment that we might never get to see Snipes at form anymore. Well, never say never, especially in the entertainment biz...
The funny thing is, I feel like we got something close to a fourth BLADE movie last month with DAYBREAKERS. Anyone who was following the development of BLADE 3 before it was coming out will remember that the original premise was supposed to take a page from DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. It was going to be set in the future, after the vampire nation had finally taken over all of the world. Ageless because of his Dampyric-nature, Blade was going to literally be the last man resisting them.
After quite a bit of development, we eventually got BLADE: TRINTY, which I wasn’t feeling when I saw, especially in comparison to the original premise. So it was fun to see that concept realized - - at least partially - - in DAYBREAKERS. Although, I'll also say that there's probably a good drinking game somewhere for every time the words "blood" and "vampire" are uttered. The characters say them in almost every conversation, without synonyms!
How about you, oh bloodlusting Comic Vine community? Do you want Snipes back, too? Do you want a BLADE IV set in the future?
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.