‘Blade’ Series Rumored For Netflix; Wesley Snipes May Return

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Wesley Snipes as Blade, 1997 New Line Cinema

Hot the heels of successful series runs with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Netflix and Marvel Studios are said to be in pre-production on series for some more of the darker Marvel heroes – including Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, and yes — as the title of this piece has suggested – Blade.

However it’s not exactly new information that the Blade property has been in Marvel’s sights. Back in September, star of the Blade series Wesley Snipes said there had been “good talks” with Marvel and Kevin Feige about bringing the character back and integrating him into the larger Marvel Universe. “There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it,” Snipes said to the Huffington Post. “I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”

With a new Blade series on the horizon, it is unknown at this time whether or not Snipes will return to the role he’s become synonymous with — but if so it would for make the first real ‘crossover’ of a pre-existing Marvel property with the greater movie universe.