It looks as though the rumoured new ‘Blade’ movie might not feature Wesley Snipes as the leading character… as the franchise shifts focus towards a new, female hunter.
According to Bleeding Cool, Marvel’s infamous vampire hunter may be taking a back seat… as he hands the film franchise over to his daughter.
“Bleeding Cool has previously reported that the newly to-be-relaunched Blade comic featuring the daughter of Blade, has been delayed,” they explain. “Because the plan is that this new Blade will be the one that features in the next Blade movie.”
Of course, we recently heard rumours that a new ‘Blade’ movie was up for consideration… and with Wesley Snipes admitting that he’s had talks with the folks at Marvel, it looked as though there was a chance he would reprise the role.
But now it seems we may see an all-new hunter on the block – one that’s about to debut in he own comic book series.
“Fallon Grey is a sixteen year old girl from rural Oregon,” reads the synopsis. “As fearsome supernatural forces hunt Fallon, she’ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail.”
But how will the original Blade fit into this?
“There has been much talk of new Blade films, given the more recent success of many more Marvel movies, and that the rights had returned to Marvel. And Wesley Snipes has been in talk about returning to the character with Marvel. Could it be as a more fatherly figure?”
In the upcoming comic book, Blade is indeed the new hunter’s father… and I can’t help thinking that introducing a female vampire hunter is a rather smart move.
But will this make it to the big screen? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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