While Marvel was announcing its grand plans for its 'phase four and five' movies, some of us were sparing a thought for Wesley Snipes.
Marvel is rebooting the "Blade" series, and has cast Mahershala Ali to star. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced the news at Comic-Con on Saturday as the panel's big ending surprise. Ali also took the stage at the announcement to massive applause, donning the Blade baseball cap. Wesley Snipes previously played the half-vampire superhero in […]
During an interview with We Got This Covered, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ director, Jon Watts, suggested an unlikely Marvel character ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ – Blade. “Morbius is kind of cool!” he said.
A live-action adaptation of the iconic manga comic (also filmed as a seminal 1988 anime) has been in Hollywood development hell for decades with many huge names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Keanu Reeves, and Christopher Nolan all linked with the project at various stages. 1982-1990 – Katsuhiro Otomo launches his original manga. Set in Neo-Tokyo, 2019 after the nuclear apocalypse, it tells the epic story of youngsters Kaneda, Tetsuo against the backdrop of gang violence, psychic kids and motorbike chases.
Sorry ‘Blade’ fans - the vampire hunter won’t be back after all. It’s no secret that Kate Beckinsale thinks there’s grand plans for Blade - Marvel’s iconic vampire hunter. Asked whether or not ‘Underworld’ and ‘Blade’ could crossover, she explained that the filmmakers approached Marvel with the idea… but they already had plans for the character.
The latest Hollywood trend is turning successful movies into TV series. An adaptation of the Coen brothers’ ‘Fargo’ proved to be big hit for FX and there’s currently shows based on ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Ghost’, and ‘Uncle Buck’ being developed for the small screen too.
In 2010, Guillermo Del Toro quit as director of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Hobbit’ – then envisioned as a pair of films - after working on the project for 2 years. Peter Jackson stepped in to complete the movies, which eventually became a trilogy, and the final installment ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ hit cinemas at Christmas last year and despite his 2-year investment in the project, Del Toro told Yahoo while promoting his new film ‘Crimson Peak’, that he hadn’t watched any of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy and probably never would. “No, I didn’t see them [‘The Hobbit’ films], because I knew someone would ask me this,” explains Del Toro in our exclusive interview below.
Guillermo del Toro has indicated that his days of directing megabudget studio tentpole movies may be drawing to a close. “I can’t say which ones, but I’ve been offered gigantic movies in the superhero genre, but I don’t like the superheroes that are… nice. “I’m not going to pursue action movies or superhero movies at all any more.
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.
Fresh from San Diego Comic Con comes word that action veteran Wesley Snipes has spoken with Marvel about a possible revival of the ‘Blade’ movies. Snipes produced and took the lead in the three ‘Blade’ movies made between 1998 and 2004 for New Line Cinema, and the original film about the vampire hunting anti-hero is often regarded as one of the key turning points for Marvel movies. The film rights to Blade have long since reverted to Marvel, but there has been no word thus far on whether the studio had any plans for the character.