Like him or hate him, Wesley Snipes was the first link in the chain of the new superhero movie trend. Marvel dipped their toe in the water with three Blade movies and hasn’t looked back ever since. In the past, there had been talk of doing more Blade films, but that gets pretty difficult when your lead is in jail for tax evasion.
Recently, IGN paid Snipes a visit behind bars and Blade was one of the things that they covered.
Here’s what he had to say from jail:
“It would be nice to fulfil some of the really cool plans we had for Blade, but didn’t get the chance to go live with.”
“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 step child’ or the ‘kitchen help’, especially when the conversation revolves around the ‘boys in tights’ or ‘the bat’.
“Getting asked this question all the time, my response is: ‘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 unravelled character in the works who I think will give Blade a helluva run for his money.”