It’s been well over a decade since we’ve seen Blade on the big screen, but that doesn’t mean the character is gone for good. Far from it, in fact. Every so often a new rumor pops up that ultimately leads to nothing, but it’s enough to keep fans holding out hope that one day Marvel will bring the vampire hunter back.
We’ve heard from Wesley Snipes himself that the studio still has plans for Blade, and there have also been murmurs of a possible Netflix show in the works for him. So far, nothing has panned out, but if we’re to believe Kate Beckinsale, Marvel does indeed have something going on behind the scenes.
During a panel at the New York Comic Con this week to promote Underworld: Blood Wars, which premiered its new trailer earlier today, the actress mentioned that at one point, there was talk of a crossover between the Underworld franchise and Blade. However, it didn’t work out, because according to Beckinsale, “they’re busy. They’re doing something with Blade.”
Of course, she couldn’t say anymore than that, and likely got in trouble for even mentioning that something was going on, but it’s yet another sign that the franchise is still alive and kicking. Where Blade will end up is ultimately anyone’s guess, but given that there’s not much room for him in the MCU right now, Netflix seems like a likely home for him. Or, he could also appear on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., like Ghost Rider is currently doing.
That’s probably not the best route to go, but wherever Marvel ends up placing the vampire hunter, we’re just happy to hear that all hope is not yet lost for Blade.