Wesley Snipes might be more interested in producing a movie about a fed who blew the whistle on J. Edgar Hoover's operation to besmirch Martin Luther King Jr.’s reputation in the 60s... but he’s still interested in coming back for another BLADE movie. Even if the project might be moving ahead without him.
While talking to Deadline about the MLK project, he had this to say about a 4th daywalker picture…
“Maybe we get around to doing another Blade, except, from what I’m reading, every other actor is talking about playing him, and nobody is talking to Wesley… How strange that they don’t come and talk to me about it.”
I won’t comment on any of the Blade Trinity on-set conflicts, nor the man’s current legal problems, but, speaking strictly as a fan, I want to say that Snipes is a seriously underrated actor. I can think of few contemporary male leads with the kind of screen presence this guy has; and I can think of even fewer actors who can be taken just as seriously in tough action movies like Demolition Man as in understated dramas like the Waterdance.
Plus, Blade kicks eight kinds of ass. == TEASER ==
Seriously, the first two are some of my top favorites out of the wave of Marvel movies we’ve been riding since ’98 - - a wave none-too-coincidentally started BLADE's release. I just want to see Snipes slicing and dicing fangheads again. I’m sure a lot of you are going to agree that the Daywalker’s needed even more now as an antidote to today's sparkly, Prius-driving vampires.
At this rate, it seems more likely Snipes finally get to join Sly Stallone for a second EXPENDABLES movie. He was in talks early on for the role in the first movie that ultimately went to Terry Crews.