Talk of a new Blade movie stirred up again when Marvel regained the rights to their iconic daywalker. While no hard and fast plans have been put in motion, it’s not out of the question for the comic studio behemoth to have renewed interest in the franchise. The huge success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe twinned with the Sony deal reintroducing Spider-Man into that world is proof enough. Marvel Studios knows how to do its own material justice – and Wesley Snipes has even batted the idea around in several interviews.
According to a source over at Bleeding Cool, the studio is well aware of the comics’ popularity and plans to reboot it for the big screen. Except, with one significant change. Instead of following the exploits of Blade himself, he’d get backburnered in favor of his own daughter. Fallon Grey assumes the Blade mantle in Marvel’s rebooted universe, taking over from her father in a fresh series of comics due to hit newsstands shortly. It’s believed that the reason for the comics’ delayed release is down to Marvel brass wanting to hold off until the film enters development.
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That’s not to say Snipes’ earlier talk was untrue. The new comic storyline includes him in a guardian-like capacity providing assistance for his daughter in her quest. Whether this project comes to fruition on the big screen or remains an inked creation, the story holds a lot of promise. See for yourself in the synopsis below and be sure to throw in your comments on the revamped Blade.
Fallon Grey is a sixteen year old girl from rural Oregon. Nominated for Prom Queen, Captain of the debate team, most popular girl in her class. But there is another side to Fallon. A feeling like there’s something more inside of her. When terror strikes her small town, she’ll find out just how right she was. As fearsome supernatural forces hunt Fallon, she’ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail. Eric Brooks…Blade…her father?! And in each other, they’ll discover the purpose they’ve each been struggling to find.