CelebNMusic247.com has learned that New Line‘s planned revival of the Blade franchise could be about to receive a massive boost after reports have surfaced that Wesley Snipes is set to agree a return to the series’ title role
Here is what we are hearing from The Daily News, who reports that Snipes is close to agreeing a return to the vampire-filled action saga, continuing the actor’s comeback following his two-and-a-half-year spell in prison.
Having recently appeared in The Expendables 3, Snipes is keen to reestablish his action credentials, even if at 51 years of age, he would certainly be on the older end of the superhero spectrum.
Snipes told MTV earlier this year he was ready to return to Blade franchise:
“I’d love to get back in the suit again and do some things I’ve learned how to do now that I didn’t know how to do then,”
“I think we’re better at making that kind of a film now.”
“Some of the things we did in the early parts of the franchise were experimental and now they’ve become customary in a lot of the Avengers films and other comic book adaptations.”
Thank goodness because the Blade series didn’t hold up to the films strength. Snipes seems to be ready to bring the Blade franchise back on track.
Here’s to crossing fingers…
At this time, nothing has been confirmed as yet, but it certainly sounds as though Snipes is ready.