Wesley Snipes wants to return as Blade. But should a reboot start fresh? | The Tylt
Wesley Snipes wanted to make himself clear to Marvel. Recently, he tweeted that he's more than interested in returning as Blade! Come on, the action movie star is already sharpening his vampire teeth!
Snipes starred as the vampire hunter in three blockbusters. The first film was Marvel's first successful comic book movie. Yes, there was Blade (1998) before X-men (2000) and Spider-Man (2002).
Should Marvel bring back Snipes as Blade? Or should they find someone new?
Some fans are totally stoked for a Blade 4 or a Netflix reboot. If rebooted for the streaming service, the Blade series would follow other darker-toned series starring popular and yet somewhat underrated Marvel heroes.
However, some pointed out Snipes is older now, and Marvel might want someone younger to play an age-appropriate Blade in a reboot. Others think it's time for Snipes to move on.
Still, many fans can only see Snipes as Blade. Rapper-actor Sticky Fingaz tried it — playing Blade in a short-lived, 2006 TV series reboot. Also, Snipes' fans don't have time for ageism — Snipes is in shape and hungry for another starring role. Why shouldn't he star in a role that he made iconic?
What do you think: #SnipesIsBlade or #FreshBladeReboot?
Wesley Snipes wants to return as Blade. But should a reboot start fresh?
Balls in Marvels court...— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016
Your only limit is you— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016