Wesley Snipes No Longer Blade?

Wesley Snipes No Longer Blade?

Remember the 1998 hit, Blade, which starred Wesley Snipes and brought in over $131 million worldwide? 

Published October 21, 2010

Remember the 1998 hit, Blade , which starred Wesley Snipes and brought in over $131 million worldwide?  Well, it looks like there might be another Blade in the works, which would be the fourth installment in the franchise based on the Marvel comic character of the same.  Blade becomes part human and part vampire when his mother is bitten by a vampire while giving birth.

1998's Blade was a huge hit, but the sequel in 2002 was even bigger -- grossing over $155 million worldwide. Snipes also joined as an executive producer.

2004's Blade: Trinity performed a respectable $130 million at the box office but was a critical failure. Furthermore, Snipes sued New Line Cinema claiming he wasn't paid his full salary and his co-stars, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel , unfairly received more screen time.

Now, Snipes tells Deadline.com about another installment of Blade. “Maybe we get around to doing another Blade , except, from what I’m reading, every other actor is talking about playing him, and nobody is talking to Wesley. How strange that they don’t come and talk to me about it.”

Deadline.com is also reporting Snipes is working on a feature about the FBI campaign trying to ruin Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Snipes is still facing a jail sentence after a long ordeal with the IRS.

Would you be interested in a Blade without Wesley Snipes?


Written by Clay Cane


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