Wesley Snipes won't let a little thing like prison stop his career. He's still got moves to make, and one of them includes the infamous Daywalker, aka Blade.
Even though Snipes is behind bars, he's staying positive and looking toward the future. He claims to have several projects on the horizon and recently opened up about the possibility of doing another Blade.
When asked about reprising the role, Snipes said, "It would be nice to fulfill some of the really cool plans we had for Blade but didn't get the chance to go live with. Under the right circumstances, with the right team, yes, I'd do another one. But don't get me wrong, I'm not waiting around for the opportunity. I've got plenty to do, plus an unraveled character in the works who I think will give Blade a helluva run for his money."
The actor also spoke about the lack of recognition Blade gets for pushing the comic book genre into the new millennium.
He said, "Some people forget or overlook my/our contribution to this current trend. The 'gaming' community knows, and the streets give us credits, but the movie world frequently plays us like the 'ugly stepchild' or the 'kitchen help,' especially when the conversation revolves around the 'boys in tights' or 'the bat.'"
He does have small point. When the first Blade was released in 1998, the comic genre was recovering from the fallout of Batman & Robin and Spawn (both opened in 1997). The next year, Blade came out, turned a decent profit and created a successful live-action superhero franchise.
A lot of critics and insiders give credit to X-Men for kicking off the new wave of comic-based movies, but we think Blade deserves some recognition, too.
What do you think? Does Snipes have a point? And are you interested in seeing Blade again?