Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blade: Trinity SynopsisDavid Goyer’s pen has made Blade a success. Isn’t it about time he got more of the credit? He’ll get his chance with the third franchise installment Blade: Trinity. New Line Cinema has taken a bit of a risk and planted him in the director’s chair. He doesn’t bring with him the impressive directing resume of Guillermo del Toro (in fact he’s never directed anything) but there’s no denying at this point that he knows the character better than just about anyone.
Amidst rumors of continuing conflict with Wesley Snipes and tangible set stress, it looks like Trinity may actually be a success. The trailers are an eye-popping blast. Each new bit of footage only looks more wild and exciting than the last. Blade remains the role Wesley Snipes was born to play. Like Chris Reeves as Superman, or Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, he inhabits the character in an immediately iconic way.
It’s just a shame that Snipes attitude is so bad that he’s become by almost all accounts impossible to work with. Because of that, no matter how big a success the third movie is, this is probably the last we’ll see of the franchise in this form. But that doesn’t mean it’s entirely dead after Blade: Trinity. Trinity will introduce Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel as Blade’s vampire hunting teammates. Rumor has it that New Line execs are so impressed with the pair they’re already planning a Mork & Mindy style spinoff.
For me, I’d rather see Wesley get his act together and keep right on playing Blade. It’s not like he’s going to be doing anything else.
Blade: Trinity Release Date
In Theaters December 8, 2004
Blade: Trinity Credits
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel, Parker Posey, Cascy Beddow, John Ashker, Steve Braun, Michael Cook, Scott Heindl
Written by: David S. Goyer
Directed by: David S. Goyer
Produced by: David S. Goyer, Lynn Harris, Wesley Snipes
Distributor: New Line Cinema
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