Wesley Snipes: I'd Make Another Blade Movie

Wesley Snipes: I'd Make Another Blade Movie

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With all the sparkly vampires roaming our movie theaters, we need the Daywalker more than ever.

Incarcerated movie star Wesley Snipes says that if planet aligned just right, he'd consider reprising his role as the human/vampire hybrid Blade in a new movie. However, he made it clear that he wasn't waiting around for someone to offer him the part again.

"Under the right circumstances, with the right team, yes, I'd do another one," he said. "It would be nice to fulfill some of the really cool plans we had for Blade, but didn't get the chance to go live with." Getting those right circumstances might be a little harder than it sounds though - even if the actor wasn't in prison - as Snipes sued New Line Cinema and David S. Goyer, the studio and director behind Blade: Trinity.

He alleged that his salary for the movie was missing more that $3 million, and that the studio and director made poor decisions - which he, as a co-producer, should have had a say in - that resulted in a poor box office performance compared to the previous moves in the series. The suit is still pending, but it's hard to see New Line wanting to bring Snipes back in a hurry.

Despite his views on Blade: Trinity, which also stared Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel, Snipes thought that the Blade movies deserved more credit than they got for jump starting the comic book movie trend. He said that while gamers and "people on the street" appreciated what the series had done, the movie world saw the series as the "ugly step child" or the "kitchen help" of comic book movies.

Source: IGN

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I love the Blade movies and while Trinity wasnt brilliant this news of a new possible Blade makes me gigglesquee. Also as dumb as this sounds I didnt know Blade was a comic book movie untill someone told me it was, I guess it doesnt embrace its comic book heratige as much as Spiderman or Captain America.

Here's to hoping that the actually decide to make another Blade film as I thought they were fantastic (especially Wesley Snipes' portrayal of Blade).

Yes, Wesley Snipes would make another blade movie... But Wesley snipes would prolly make a movie in exchange for a sandwich and a a tax voucher.

Honestly The blade series is a weird point. On the one hand its a very cool series. On the other hand it helped to spawn the rise of Marvel movies (really it was the first one that did well) Yet on the other hand (?!?!) Right now Vampyres are about the only theme thats currently more oversaturated than zombies.

They should team him up with Spider-Man like in the old cartoon. That story ark was awesome!

My wife keeps watching that shitty True Blood television show and I keep thinking to myself, "Man, I wish Blade would show up right now and ram a school bus through the faces of all these douches."

I would seriously pay some money to see this.

I was under the impression he was still in prison.

Jake Martinez:
My wife keeps watching that shitty True Blood television show and I keep thinking to myself, "Man, I wish Blade would show up right now and ram a school bus through the faces of all these douches."

I would seriously pay some money to see this.

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If there's a vampire film that needs to be made, it's Hellsing.
But at least Blade doesn't sparkle like a goddamn fairy..

WTF? People didn't like blade? They were good fun films that were just right for a popcorn munching 2 hours.

At this point in his career he'd make another To Wong Foo movie if it earned him a paycheck.

Of course he'd make another blade movie. The blade movies are about his only popular movies.

He should do a new blade, maybe have him hunting rouge vampires and werewolves.

standokan:
Of course he'd make another blade movie. The blade movies are about his only popular movies.

Once upon a time before he was arrested for Tax Evasion, Wesley Snipes was a pretty big ticket hollywood item my friend. He's been in alot of popular movies.

unacomn:
They should team him up with Spider-Man like in the old cartoon. That story ark was awesome!

Except for the fact that they turned him into a white guy for some reason. What the hell was up with that?

And I'm sure Wesley wouldn't mind making another Blade movie... if the cheques lined up correctly.

I loved the blade films, even when the later ones pushed the believability a bit, but hey, its a vampire film so who needs believability anyway. Id rather the Blade extention of vampire mythos than the twilight one at any rate. Also I wonder how many people can look past Snipes imprisonment and still enjoy a new movie with him... I probably could because I dont have any idea of what he did and I think he can be damn cool in the right role, and ignorance is bliss. Ill just hope he didnt rape or murder anyone...

higgs20:
I was under the impression he was still in prison.

He is. I mention it twice.

I am up for it. His poor choices in trying to outfox the IRS isn't about to color my views on his acting. But we will have to wait a while.

Sinspiration:
If there's a vampire film that needs to be made, it's Hellsing.
But at least Blade doesn't sparkle like a goddamn fairy..

Yes because all the other American Remakes of Foreign Anything works out so well. The Grudge, Blood, The Ring, Godzilla, The Eye. The The. I cringe at that thought of the American version of the Girl With a Dragon Tattoo.

I'd prefer him to be in a remake of Demolition Man, myself. I mean he could still play PHOENIIIIIIIIIIIX!!

What? Demolition Man was awesome.

Genixma:

Sinspiration:
If there's a vampire film that needs to be made, it's Hellsing.
But at least Blade doesn't sparkle like a goddamn fairy..

Yes because all the other American Remakes of Foreign Anything works out so well. The Grudge, Blood, The Ring, Godzilla, The Eye. The The. I cringe at that thought of the American version of the Girl With a Dragon Tattoo.

After Twilight, ANYTHING will do, tyvm.

He won't make it if I find him first

Isn't he a getting on a little for it? I mean, he was showing his age in the last film, what was that, 8 years ago?

Last I saw of Snipes he was looking very grey and haggard at his tax evasion trial.

If there is a new "Blade" movie, the producers could save everyone some trouble and just sign over Snipes' paycheck to the U.S. treasury.

Casual Shinji:

unacomn:
They should team him up with Spider-Man like in the old cartoon. That story ark was awesome!

Except for the fact that they turned him into a white guy for some reason. What the hell was up with that?

And I'm sure Wesley wouldn't mind making another Blade movie... if the cheques lined up correctly.

No, he was still black. Morbius, the guy turned into a vampire by the ray thing that gave Spidey his powers was white and had a similar taste in dark leather coats as Blade.

The first was a lot of fun, the second needed more Bloodpack but I still enjoyed it quite a lot. I don't remember much of the third one . . . Dominic Purcell was Dracula, the vampire groupies were on the other side and had an even sillier name . . . I'd probably have to watch it again.

Blade versus the Sixteenth Amendment, yeah that one I'll probably skip. I'm not saying a fourth Wesley Snipes movie in the series would be a bad thing, but I'd probably more more likely to go see it with a fresh cast.

Logan Westbrook:
the movie world saw the series as the "ugly step child" or the "kitchen help" of comic book movies

Uh... what? I'd like to know where you got that tidbit of info from. Blade was one of the few comic book superhero movies done... well, fucking awesome (Trinity notwithstanding). I really hope those guys aren't saying that Batman & Robin was a better movie...

Jake Martinez:
My wife keeps watching that shitty True Blood television show and I keep thinking to myself, "Man, I wish Blade would show up right now and ram a school bus through the faces of all these douches."

I would seriously pay some money to see this.

... and then Blade savagely and awesomely massacres the entire vampire clan of True Blood in one fell swoop.

Does that help? :D

Logan Westbrook:

higgs20:
I was under the impression he was still in prison.

He is. I mention it twice.

Think I heard somewhere tax evaders can usually get day leave to work (assuming the tax evasion wasn't Al Capone-style), so they can pay back their back taxes.

Hungry Donner:
I'm not saying a fourth Wesley Snipes movie in the series would be a bad thing, but I'd probably more more likely to go see it with a fresh cast.

They tried that with the TV Show.

Didn't work out so well. :/

They should call it Blade: Breakout.

Wow, am I out of the loop. I had no idea that Wesley Snipes was in prison.

But yeah, another Blade would be cool. None of them were particularly amazing movies, but they were great for those times when you just wanted to watch a complete badass chop up a bunch of vampires.

Hell I'd go see it easily. Sure, the later films went a bit more 'over the rails' maybe, but they were still fun movies to watch. As for Snipes, I watched Tom Cruise films after his couch jumping, I still watch the occasional Nick Cage film (when he makes one even mildly interesting), and they both are a whole lot more 'different' than Snipes' case, so that wouldn't stop me.

Oh, better idea! Stick Blade in the Daybreakers setting. >;D

I'll just throw it out there right now, blade trinity is one of my all time favorite movies. Snipes(Blade) is just a badass in every iteration of the word. Reynolds(hannibal king) had some of my favorite movie lines and is just an amazing wiseass. Jessica biel (He had a daughter?) was hot. and that basically all she was needed to be. and the story was fun and not to serious.. i have no clue how that movie did bad.

The Great JT:
I'd prefer him to be in a remake of Demolition Man, myself. I mean he could still play PHOENIIIIIIIIIIIX!!

What? Demolition Man was awesome.

I loved that film! It was closer to a judge dredd film than the actual judge film. Hang on how about we have Snipes to star in the upcoming Dredd film as Phoenix some dude just cause it would be epic.

OT: I'd love a new Blade film but it would have to have gore level present in the first and missing in the latter to keep up. I'd like to see the Living vampire story arc (a guy got a sample of spidey's blood and experiment on vampire bats and you can cause what happened) with good old spidey, vampires,Kingpin, Demons, Hammerhead, a demonic type (Blade was less involved by now). Heck I think even Doctor Strange helped spidey out in of the set up storties that had some gremlin/goblin type warlock.

I loved the Blade series and the Blade Trinity was the best one out of all three. Sure the movie wasn't great but do all of our movies really have to be on the same level as citizen Kane? Hell no, sometimes we just want to see some people get the shit beat out of them by Wesley Snipes.

 

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