The success of Marvel's Black Panther has proven that diversity in comic book movies pays, and with King T'Challa's solo effort still raking in the dough at a healthy clip, thoughts will now turn to the future of his empire. Others will go one step further and try to figure out just how to continue this positive trend of opening up the world of comic book movies to broader, stranger horizons. And sitting squarely in the middle of those two circles is a bloody brilliant idea on how to take the MCU to the next level: reviving the Blade franchise.
Now whether it's with Wesley Snipes again, as the man is more than open to reprising the role he originated, or if it's decided to head out with a new actor at the helm, the fact still remains that we need a new Blade. The world is ready for it, and there's some good, solid reasons as to why this should happen.
A New Blade Further Promotes Diversity
Black Panther has just blown the doors off of promoting diversity in comic book movies, what with the gigantic grosses it's already brought in with a little over two weeks in the books. Everyone is clearly hungry for heroes different than the ones they've already seen depicted on the screen. Whether you're a fan or a newbie, you can admit that an African American human/vampire hybrid is off the beaten path from the heroes that we've been seeing on the screen since 2008's MCU kick-off. Bringing Blade back helps further break apart the rather "samey" comic book movie market, allowing for more outliers to gain traction and further diversify the eco-system they occupy.
The True Origins Of Blade Can Be Brought To The Screen
Believe it or not, the Wesley Snipes incarnation of Blade is pretty far from the original source material. The character is actually British, and was born back in 1929, just to show you a sliver of the difference between the film version we're all used to, and the history of the comic. So if one were to bring Blade into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they'd have the chance to reinvent the character along the lines of how he was originally depicted. Not to mention, this tactic solves the Wesley Snipes problem, as a new actor can be brought in to play the more authentic Blade.