I have to pick articles I can write about, at least a little, or else it’s just cut and paste. I cannot talk about shit about which I know nothing or care nothing. Case in point: Blade.
Great flick with Wesley Snipes in a great role, doing action superhero shit well before the current crop of wannabes in their little plastic suits jumping through rooms full of green screen.
Not that Blade didn’t have CGI, it did, but it also had practical effects mixed in, a balance, really, and the music set the entire assemblage afire like one of the Burning Man outings.
All the pieces put in their place and then ignited. That was Blade.
Will we ever see another Blade movie, though? Kevin Feige has an answer, since all he does is sit around answering dumb questions from even dumber people:
“We think it would be cool. Someday. My tenure at Marvel started 17 years ago, and there were two things that sort of launched the modern era. One was X-Men, which was the first thing that people said, “Oh, there’s life here.” But a few years before that, there was Blade. A character nobody had heard of at all, had only appeared in a few issues of Tomb of Dracula or something, turned into a big franchise. That was always a great lesson for me, where you go, “It doesn’t matter how well known the character is, it matters how cool the movie is.” Which, many years later, would be the reason we do Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange. I think Blade is a legacy character now, and I think it would be fun to do something with him one day.”
One day. But not right now. Why? Well I for one thing, among many, casting would be difficult. Snipes nailed the role so perfectly, anyone who tries to follow suit would simply fall in Snipes’ shadow. But that’s not the real reason. The real reason is pretty simple: he doesn’t fit within the current MCU. Really, think about it. Vampires? Swords? Dracula-like characters? Nope. Nothing like that in the current MCU which is where Marvel is, right now. Everything has to lead to the battle with Thanos and its aftermath. Everything. So there’s no room and thus no money and no interest for a one-off standalone film about some black guy hacking vampires with his sword. So I wouldn’t expect a Blade film for perhaps another ten to fifteen, maybe even twenty years. You’ll know when a Blade film is coming when Marvel/Disney sign off on their first solo non-MCU film, and that won’t happen until Disney and Marvel stop drowning film in superhero shit.