While word on the street is heating up for a new Blade sequel from Marvel, and Wesley Snipes signed on to vanquish more legions of lethal vampires should the project leap forward, no details have emerged to illuminate the finer aspects of the screenplay until now. According to news revealed by Bleeding Cool, the main character in the next installment of the horror franchise will be Fallon Grey, Blade's 16-year-old daughter. Oh, stop groaning!
Marvel was gearing up for an October launch of its new Blade comic book featuring Fallon as a typical teenager from Oregon who learns of the blood-laced legacy she's been born into. Seems there may now be a delay in the comic's debut as it acclimates itself to a possible feature film adaptation. It makes perfect sense Marvel would align the new film with the introduction of this family member to lure a new, younger-skewed audience into its cinematic lair. The horror comic's genesis was first announced at July's SDCC, and its writer, Tim Seeley (Death of Wolverine), offered this description of his work in an interview with Marvel.com:
Blade’s daughter is 16-year-old Fallon Grey. She’s a sort of ‘anti-Peter Parker.’ She’s popular, she’s well-liked and it seems like the world is her oyster. But, the expectations that come with being so damn perfect are starting to break her down, and that’s before she learns she’s the heir to a Daywalking-Monster-Stabbing-Empire.
Exactly what role Wesley Snipes will play in the execution of the story and his eventual amount of screen time remains to be seen, but I'm optimistic about this father-daughter teamup to slingshot the Blade franchise into new territiory. How about you? Ready for a female-driven Blade flick?
(Via Geek Tyrant)