Wesley Snipes Confirms Marvel Meetings, Possibility of New ‘Blade’ Films

By Sameer Rao Jul 09, 2015

Wesley Snipes’s recent history of legal trouble and sub-par roles might be coming to a close. While promoting his upcoming NBC series “The Player” at Comic-Con in San Diego, the “Jungle Fever” and “New Jack City” star mentioned that he had met with people at Marvel and discussed the possibility of a new “Blade” movie or another Marvel collaboration.

While speaking with Deadline, the actor addressed the questions on many convention-goers’ minds: 

DEADLINE: Well, will you be bringing the vampire hunter back?

SNIPES: The project 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.

DEADLINE: Could we see you going [sic] the ever expanding Marvel Universe in another way?

SNIPES: That’s a possibility too. I’ve always been a fan of these pieces and adaptations and I’d [sic] 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. We have some other characters and some other concepts that are going to be just as exciting and hopefully just as successful. 

Snipes also addressed the potential changing of tides in Hollywood for action heroes of color: 

DEADLINE: Marvel has the Black Panther movie moving forward and the Falcon character has become part of the Captain America and Avengers franchises, do you think the tide is turning to finally have more African-American superheroes?

SNIPES: I don’t know. It’s takes more than one situation to make it a trend. One wouldn’t qualify it as a trend or a real shift in the tides yet. We’ll have to see how well the films do and how well the characters are presented. Clearly there’s an audience for it, both domestically and internationally. 

“The Player,” which features Snipes as a Las Vegas casino pit boss for a high-stakes game that affects the possibility of heinous crimes being committed, premieres September 24th on NBC.

Click here to read the full interview at Deadline.