1:33pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Wesley Snipes Teases 'Blade' Revival at Marvel: "Conversations Have Been Good"
Wesley Snipes is teasing that Blade could be the latest addition to Marvel's Cinematic Universe, saying that he's "still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role."
"There's always a possibility, you know," Snipes told The Huffington Post when asked about a possible return of his vampiric vampire hunter. "It's in Marvel's hands. They're controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it."
After affirming that he's still fit enough to portray the character he played in a trilogy of movies from 1998 through 2004, Snipes added, "We'll see how it goes. I don't really know what's going to happen to it yet." Asked about the possibility of adding the character to Marvel's Avengers, Snipes said, "That would be interesting. I mean, I know it's in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in. He's got to bite somebody. I don't know who he's going to bite."
Following some time as a supporting character in the recent Mighty Avengers series, Blade is set for a high-profile comic book relaunch this fall as part of Marvel's All-New, All-Different Marvel publishing relaunch, although it won't be the traditional Blade at the center of the new series; instead, the new comic book will center on Blade's previously unknown teenage daughter — a new status quo that is already rumored to be under development at Marvel Studios.
Marvel did not respond to a request for comment.