Wesley Snipes hasn't had a chance to play the vampire-hunting Daywalker known as Blade for more than a decade now, but it seems the guy isn't quite ready to let go of the character. Instead, he's still hoping that something can be worked out with the folks over at Marvel Studios that could one day see Blade team up with the various members of The Avengers.
Snipes is currently on the road promoting his new television series The Player, and it was while talking with The Huffington Post that the actor discussed the possibility of returning to one of his most notable roles, and whether or not it's possible that he could one day find himself teaming up with the likes of Captain America, Black Widow, and the rest of the big screen adventures. Discussing the potential in seeing Blade team up with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Snipes said,
In the comics, Blade has had many times to fight alongside various members of the Avengers, and even was a part of the Mighty Avengers going by the moniker Ronin. The only time he really joined the official team, however, was in the Ultimate comics, where he helped Nick Fury try and stop a vampire invasion. Whether or not we may actually see some kind of version of this play out on the big screen is obviously unknown at this point.
Wesley Snipes revealed back in July that he has taken meetings with the folks over at Marvel Studios, but it still seems like the studio isn't entirely sure what to do with the character just yet. In his interview with The Huffington Post, the actor explained that things are still in the planning stages, explaining,
It's worth mentioning that we heard a rumor last month that Marvel is considering a new Blade movie, but that instead of focusing on Snipes' Eric Brooks, the story would instead be about his daughter (a character who will soon be seeing on her own adventures in the comics). This still could be a direction that the franchise goes in, but it's all speculation until Marvel Studios actually confirms something.
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