Wesley Snipes Interested In Returning To Blade
Will There Be A Blade 4 For Wesley Snipes?
With more superhero films being greenlit every hour, Wesley Snipes is reportedly about to commit to making Blade 4. Rumors of another Blade sequel have been floating for a few years, but things stalled when Blade 3 unperformed critically and financially.
In a recent interview with MTV, Snipes was asked about the prospect of returning to the character.
“I'd be open to it,” Snipes said. “I think we've got some stones left unturned and there's some latitude left for us to build on and I'd love to get back in the suit again and do some things I've learned how to do now that I didn't know how to do then.”
The Blade Trilogy
The first three Blade movies were released in 1998, 2002 and 2004. David S. Goyer wrote all three films (along with Batman Begins, Man of Steel and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance). The first movie, along with 1999’s X-Men and 2001’s Spider-man movie are often cited as the films that opened the door for more comic book films to be made, leading to today’s vast market for them.
The third Blade movie made the likelihood of a fourth doubtful. While making a tidy profit, the film bombed in the United States. On the production side, Snipes frequently fought with Goyer and his costars, often refusing to come out of his trailer and requesting many script rewrites.