Kevin Feige Says Blade Could Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

It’s been six years since Marvel regained the film rights to Blade, but the studio has yet to use the character in any live-action film. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that might change. Could we finally get another Blade film? Will he show up in the MCU?

Fans have been pleading with Marvel for Blade’s return on numerous occasions. Some think he should show up in his own TV series, while others would love to see him in the MCU. Either way, it seems like the vampire hunter might be returning soon. In an interview with JoBlo, Feige was asked about the possibility of seeing Blade included in any upcoming Marvel projects:

“We think it would be cool. Someday,” Feige replied. “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.”

In 1998, the world got its first live-action take on Blade, a human-vampire hybrid who protects humans from other vampires, thanks to Wesley Snipes. The franchise made its mark on the industry and revolutionised the comic book film genre. Of course, Snipes hasn’t been quiet about his interest in playing the comic book hero again:

Should Snipes return? Or should there be a younger replacement? Fans suspected that he might be added to Agents of SHIELD, due to the show’s supernatural-friendly storylines which have included Ghost Rider. Let’s hope he gets something a little more special.

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