In an interview with Deadline about his new TV series The Player, Wesley Snipes also opened up about his future with Marvel Studios, and revealed something very interesting indeed: he’s already had talks about returning as Blade.
Marvel Studios received the rights back to Blade a couple of years ago, with rumors circling that the character could appear on a second run of Netflix series alongside other “Midnight Sons” characters like Ghost Rider, who also returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe rights stable recently.
“[Blade 4] 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,” Snipes said when asked about returning to the role. That meeting centered on returning as Blade, but may have offered up other opportunities as well.
Coming into the Marvel Cinematic Universe another way ” is a possibility too,” the actor said. “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.”
Snipes’ last time in the role was in Blade Trinity in 2004. A single season TV series cast another actor, Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones in the role.
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