Another BLADE movie.............

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Could Blade Return?
Source:ShockTillYouDrop.com December 12, 2008

Superhero Hype! brother site ShockTillYouDrop.com got a chance on Thursday to talk to David Goyer, who says another "Blade" film is not out of the question. Here's a clip from the interview:

"I heard rumors that they may want to start from scratch with a new person playing Blade. It's funny because I thought about how I never wanted to do a vampire film ever again because I'm sick of it. But I was reading the Tomb of Dracula Omnibus and I hadn't read them in a long time and I thought it might be cool to do another vampire movie at some point."

I dunno about a re-boot. Snipes IS Blade; he re-invented the comic Blade in his own image-which was one of reasons why the show wasn't as successful as it could have been. When you take a relatively little known character and introduce him to the mainstream populous, the actor playing him will always be the template for the character in ppls minds...

..now, i would love another sequel with Snipes, so i can erase the bitter taste that Blade 3 left in my mouth.
 
I'd be down for a sequel to Blade with Snipes, maybe even have some of the characters from the series show up in a minor capacity.

A reboot isn't necessary. Also, if they wanted to do a reboot, why involve Goyer? He is one of the main guys from the previous three films and TV show - it's like having Tim Burton direct BATMAN BEGINS.
 
I wouldn't want to see Goyer behind another Blade film in any capacity. His ego as writer/director is a huge component in what ruined Blade:Trinity and made Blade the Series less than it could have been. I'd like to see the rights return to Marvel (even though I know they said no R-rated films).

There's really no need for a reboot, IMHO. "Blade" started in the middle of Blade's mission, so you could show the beginnings of his tutelage/partnership with Whistler in a prequel. Though Trinity was a failure, the character has supported 2 well-received movies; I think you could still do a sequel with the right creative team behind it.

If Snipes cannot return, they have a perfect candidate for a recast in Michael Jai White.
 
Well, Snipes is gonna be in jail for the next three years. We're gonna have to wait quite some time before he's able to have to do it again. And in order to pay off all those unpaid taxes, he will have to be Blade again.
 
They should do a Captain Britain & MI13 movie with Blade in it.....
 
A prequel would be a good way to move to a new actor (White is a excellent choice). A "next story" film could still use a new actor... so long as the plot is upgraded from Trinity. I say back to basics, and maybe even spin in some other dark characters (Moribus, as an anti-hero himself whom Blade initially fights with, but comes to understand that he is a living "vampire" who only attacks the evil... or perhaps running into WereWolf By Night for a change of pace from vampires).

Perhaps lead into a Midnight Suns story arc, similar to the Ironman, TIH, Captain America leading into the Avengers story arc... Blade, Ghostrider reboot, Morbius, WereWolf by Night... could develop into a great cross-over
 
I liked Blade: Trinity, well except for Patton Oswalt, that guy's a *****e. I see absolutely no reason for a reboot.
 
reboot and keep goyer?

stupid:down

if there's one thing you want to get rid of from this series it's goyer.
 
Oh, goody-another reboot.

I'm sure it'll be another lackluster re-boot. You would think that Marvel would have learnt after 'TIH' fell short and 'Punisher:war zone' completely tanked at the B.O. Ppl aren't looking for re-boots; were sick of them. Bring back Snipes and a kick ass script. That'll put butts back in the theaters seats. The TV show is proof that ppl see one person, and ONLY one person as the true-blue Daywalker.......................WESLEY SNIPES.
 
The TV show is proof that ppl see one person, and ONLY one person as the true-blue Daywalker.......................WESLEY SNIPES.

I don't agree with that. Blade was Spike's highest rated show, production finances canned it, not ratings. I think the storyline of the series was solid and engaging; it could have been better, but I found it quite watchable.

I will say that Blade was miscast. Sticky Fingaz didn't have the chops and it showed, he became a supporting character in his own series.

Ultimately, I think the series showed a non-Snipes Blade can work, but you need an actor who has a commanding screen presence.
 
Reboots are not the answer. I liked "Incredible Hulk" but it was sandwiched in-between Iron Man & Dark KNight. This didn't help it. People think that because it worked for Batman it should be done across the board. That simply isn't the case. Batman was taken in a bad direction & there was no other way. They fixed the problem. But not every franchise is plagued by multiple stars, changing directors conflicting visions. I will reiterate yet again that if we didn't pressure studios to make these franchises a 3-act deal, they wouldn't force the directors to make an inferior third installment for the sake of wrapping it up & we wouldn't have all this reboot talk.
 
I will reiterate yet again that if we didn't pressure studios to make these franchises a 3-act deal, they wouldn't force the directors to make an inferior third installment for the sake of wrapping it up & we wouldn't have all this reboot talk.

How are we pressuring studios to make it a 3-act deal?

It's more like they make a decent entry film, develop a good sequel that makes more money and then they get lazy on the 3rd as they "know" the audience will come.

If someone actually put effort into a 3rd film, perhaps continuing a franchise beyond a 3 without a whisper of a reboot would be possible. But because there has been a significant dropoff in quality when it comes to 3s in general in Hollywood, and especially with comic films (Superman 3, Spider-Man 3, Blade:Trinity, Batman Forever; none as good as their predecessors), we get what we've gotten.
 
But not every franchise is plagued by multiple stars, changing directors conflicting visions. I will reiterate yet again that if we didn't pressure studios to make these franchises a 3-act deal, they wouldn't force the directors to make an inferior third installment for the sake of wrapping it up & we wouldn't have all this reboot talk.

Blade didn't have multiple stars but it have changing directors and conflicting visions.

Norrington's and del Toro's had different tones though I could believe they didn't have conflicting visions. Goyer's version conflicted with both and not in a good way.

Fox might have actually forced an inferior third instalment since they basically gave Goyer the keys to the franchise with no restraint and gave Snipes the cold shoulder. That's definitely how it looked IMO.

May as well make a reboot. Trinity was the franchises Batman and Robin and Snipes is in jail for a while. Blade isn't impossible to recast. I'm sure there are many great black actors in Hollywood who could do the character justice, they should keep it away from rap stars. Sticky was good but this was not a role to play as a rookie actor, especially after Snipes. Either that or ignore Trinity's existence. Keep Goyer involved just as a writer with a strong, talented director. That's to to make a good Blade film.
 
How are we pressuring studios to make it a 3-act deal?

It's more like they make a decent entry film, develop a good sequel that makes more money and then they get lazy on the 3rd as they "know" the audience will come.

If someone actually put effort into a 3rd film, perhaps continuing a franchise beyond a 3 without a whisper of a reboot would be possible. But because there has been a significant dropoff in quality when it comes to 3s in general in Hollywood, and especially with comic films (Superman 3, Spider-Man 3, Blade:Trinity, Batman Forever; none as good as their predecessors), we get what we've gotten.

Agreed.
 
I could see another Sequel. Along it returns to being a dark gritty action movie like the first.

As for villains, bring back Frost, add Morbius.

Also I would cast David Belle as Morbius.

Ultimatemrobius.jpg

David_Belle.jpg
 
its really a shame they ****ed up Hannibal King so badly :csad:
 
I don't agree with that. Blade was Spike's highest rated show, production finances canned it, not ratings. I think the storyline of the series was solid and engaging; it could have been better, but I found it quite watchable.

I will say that Blade was miscast. Sticky Fingaz didn't have the chops and it showed, he became a supporting character in his own series.

Ultimately, I think the series showed a non-Snipes Blade can work, but you need an actor who has a commanding screen presence.

But do you really think this show would have been canned if Snipes was in the role? I say that because the low ratings vs the production cost is what canned the show, not simply the cost. If Spike had gotten good ratings for the show, they would have been able to afford to keep it on based on the viewership, and the advertising they would have gotten. If a star like Snipes was on the show, they would have gotten higher ratings, thus they would have been able to afford to keep it on.....
 
I could see another Sequel. Along it returns to being a dark gritty action movie like the first.

As for villains, bring back Frost, add Morbius.

Also I would cast David Belle as Morbius.

Ultimatemrobius.jpg

David_Belle.jpg

Thats awesome casting

its really a shame they ****ed up Hannibal King so badly :csad:

I thought they created a great character. Too bad they named him Hannibal King though.


I think Blade is one of those characters that you could re-cast and continue. Like James Bond. Snipes was definitely a big part of the movies success, and I loved him in the role but despite his current career path I dont think he would return. You'd really have to twist his arm it seems
 
Definitely keep Goyer away from directing, maybe stick to the script but have a good director sith through script to take things out that don't work. Like the previous directors have done in the past. The movie version of Blade can not be replaced period, The Blade you see is what Snipes created fighting styles, weapons and persona/Bladeness. Anybody else that will get the roll will just be copying what Snipes has done which is one of the reasons why Jai White didn't get the part in the TV Show. If you let Goyer tell it, lol I think they wanted somebody they could controll and tell what to do, with Snipes and Jai White they could not do that. With Sticky being his main starring roll as an lead man, he would go along to please the suits.
 
Yeah Snipes, also being a producer, often put in alot of input and would change things on set, and the result of his good instinct is why Blade 1 and 2 was so good. With Blade 3, Snipes said it himself that he didn't like going to work for the numerous reason why Blade:Trininty ended up sucking ie Goyer directing and HK and Abigail being given a big push cause of the planned spin-off........i'm glad that plan went down in flames.

Don't understand why studios like trying this crap anyway. It's one of the reasons why the James Bond movie 'Die Another Day' sucked also; they we're trying to give Halle Berry's character 'Jinx' a big push cause they wanted to do a spin-off of that character......ppl don't come to see the main character being side-lined. They pay to see them front and center.
 
But do you really think this show would have been canned if Snipes was in the role?

A better Blade could have helped. It may not have be canned if Snipes had returned to the role. At the same time, I don't think it was Snipes or bust.
 
A better Blade could have helped. It may not have be canned if Snipes had returned to the role. At the same time, I don't think it was Snipes or bust.

I really think it was. I mean Snipes put Blade on the map. He gave him his persona; his swagger; his cool fighting style. Nobody had really heard of Blade, even when he was in the comics, and the Comic Blade wasn't anything like what Snipes made him; he was more like 'Shaft'. Whenever ppl hear the name Blade, Snipes comes to mind. Anybody that comes after Snipes, is Blade in name only. I think Sticky might have been a better Blade if he had tried to imitate Snipes, instead of putting his own spin on the Character; especially since they were from the same continuity.......
 

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