With The Expendables 3 coming out soon Wesley Snipes has been back in the spotlight, having been away from the big screens the past couple of years due to a spell in prison for tax evasion. With The Expendables 3 being Snipes’ comeback movie, the big question superhero fans want to know is will this led to staring in a possible Blade 4?
The Blade film series stalled somewhat after the disastrous Blade Trinity (although it is a guilty pleasure of mine cause it has the lovely Ryan Reynolds in it) which sidelined Blade for practically the whole of the movie. The movie rights reverted back to Marvel Studios in 2011 and there was supposedly a script in preparation in 2013. With Marvel movies storming the box office at the moment could they be prepared to make their own definitive version of Blade? And if so would they bring back Wesley Snipes for the lead role?
I could see the advantages to having a new lead for Blade. Hiring someone younger means they would have potential for several movie deals in their contract. They could hire someone without the negative publicity Snipes has had in recent years. Marvel has also been pretty spot on with their casting for their other franchises so I’d have faith that they would find someone suitable for the role.
But I think it would be a shame for Snipes to step down from the role. For me Blade is synonymous with Wesley Snipes. I know there’s some concern with his age (he’s 52) but I’d really like his version of Blade to end on a high. Maybe he could do one last film before passing the baton onto a newer Blade?
But what do I know. Tell me what you think. Should Wesley Snipes come back to play Blade or should he make way for a newer actor? Better yet tell me in the comments below who should play Blade if you do want it recast.