Wesley Snipes Doesn’t Want Anyone Else to Play Blade
Wesley Snipes still wants to play the role of Blade in the MCU. Snipes’ superhero career launched in 1998, when he played a heavily-adapted Daywalker for New Line’s Blade. The film was a remarkable success, grossing $131.2 million against a budget of only $45 million. Blade launched a successful film franchise, which sadly came to an end with 2004’s Blade: Trinity. Where the first two films were critical and commercial successes, the third was seen as a huge disappointment by most. Snipes was reportedly difficult to work with, and wound up suing New Line Cinema and director David S. Goyer. Snipes dropped out of the role, and was replaced by Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones for a short-lived TV series. RELATED: Kevin Feige: Blade Should Join the MCU One Day The Blade film franchise may have come to a close in 2004, but it’s still fondly remembered by superhero and horror fans. Not ready to leave arguably his signature role behind, Snipes has just taken to social media to stress that he’d still love to play the part going forward.
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