James Wan Blade reboot

The Conjuring director James Wan is making his first foray into superhero movies this month with Aquaman. But long before he dove under the sea with Jason Momoa, Wan hoped to make a completely different superhero picture: a Blade reboot.

Wan revealed his hopes to reboot Blade in a recent interview, but also clarified that this happened so long ago he can’t really remember what the idea was.

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Blade 4

We all want to see Wesley Snipes play Blade again, right? That’s a foregone conclusion? Well, we might get our wish. Snipes is teasing multiple projects that might see him returning to the role of everyone’s favorite Daywalker. What could they be? Blade 4? TV shows for Netflix? Snipes is vague on the specifics, but at least we can take solace in the fact that these projects are probably happening. Maybe.

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demolition man sequel

Add this to the “What Could Have Been” file: at one point, producer Joel Silver came up with a great idea for a Demolition Man sequel. This proposed sequel would find Sylvester Stallone‘s cop from the past trapped in the future reuniting with his daughter – who is now older than he is. And that’s not all. Silver wanted none other than Meryl Streep to play Stallone’s long-lost offspring.

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Cut Throat City trailer

Wu-Tang Clan member RZA stepped into the world of filmmaking with The Man with the Iron Fists back in 2012, but he’s put his kung fu influences aside for his latest movie. Cut Throat City is set in New Orleans in the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina, when a group of childhood friends are forced into participating in an unconventional heist. The first trailer has arrived, and you can check it out below. Read More »

Dolemite is my name cast

Wesley Snipes is joining Eddie Murphy in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name!, a biopic of comedian and producer Rudy Ray Moore. Snipes will play D’Urville Martin, an actor and director who helmed the 1975 American blaxploitation film Dolemite.

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Wesley Snipes Black Panther - Blade

In a couple of weeks, Black Panther will be hitting the big screen as the latest franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman is playing the superhero, who was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, but his first big screen appearance almost happened over 25 years ago when DC Comics was dominating the superhero movie scene and leaving Marvel in the dust…and when Wesley Snipes was at the top of his game.

That’s right, the 1990s almost saw an adaptation of Black Panther that would have featured Wesley Snipes as a comic book character years before he became Marvel’s vampire hunter Blade. For the first time ever, Snipes recently opened up about the development of the project, who was on the shortlist to direct, and what drew him to the superhero in the first place.

Find out all about the Wesley Snipes Black Panther movie below. Read More »

Don’t Expect to See ‘Blade’ Anytime Soon

Marvel Studios Blade update - Wesley Snipes

Over the years, there’s been speculation, rumors, and stories about how or when we might see Blade return, but rarely is there any news confirming any movement on another Blade film. We heard about Wesley Snipesdesire to play the daywalker again, a possible Netflix series from Marvel Studios, a rumored film about Blade’s daughter Fallon Grey, and, just the other day, Kate Beckinsale said they once discussed bringing Blade into the Underworld franchise. Beckinsale said Marvel had plans for the character, so that’s one of the reasons why it didn’t work out, but according to Marvel President Kevin Feige, there aren’t any immediate plans for the vampire slayer.

Below, get the latest Blade update from Feige.

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Blade 2 - Wesley Snipes

Over the past couple years, there has been plenty of discussion about the future of Marvel’s vampire hybrid character Blade. Brought to the big screen before the comic book craze truly began with X-Men in 2000, Blade was played by Wesley Snipes for three films, including one directed by Guillermo del Toro and one starring future comic book star Ryan Reynolds. But since then, fans have been hoping for more.

We’ve heard rumblings of Blade 4 with Wesley Snipes coming back as the titular character, a potential Netflix TV series from Marvel Studios (who reacquired the rights to the character in 2013) and even a movie following Blade’s daughter Fallon Grey. Now confirmation of some kind of Marvel project comes from a surprising source: Underworld star Kate Beckinsale.

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Chi-Raq trailer

Spike Lee has been very, very busy. It was only about six months ago (a few months after he released his last film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus) that we learned he was working on Chi-Raq, a retelling of the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata set in a modern-day Chicago torn apart by gang violence, and today the first trailer is already here. The film is slated to be Amazon’s first full-length feature film, and from here, their foray into that realm seems to be off to a promising start. Watch the Chi-Raq trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Will Iron Man be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Are these the best lines from Arrow Season 3? Does Wesley Snipes think Blade 4 will happen? What’s Vision‘s role in Captain America: Civil War? Who’s writing Marvel’s new Black Panther comic? What’s coming to Batman: Arkham Knight this month? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »