Marvel Said To Be Planning R-Rated Blade Movie With Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes in Blade

Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger mentioned at the quarterly earnings call that the company intends to branch out into R-rated Marvel movies, and while Deadpool was the only property he singled out by name, one exceptionally bloody superhero series is likely to open the door for others. And since the rumors of an R-rated Black Widow movie were recently shot down by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, there’s already been some speculation that Blade might be next to take advantage of Disney’s newfound openness.

Sure enough, a source close to We Got This Covered has alleged that Marvel is currently planning an R-rated Blade movie, and as per Wesley Snipes’ various teases last year, it’s said that the star of the previous film trilogy is likely to be involved in the project. On top of that, it’s reported that the studio already has a script which sees Eric Brooks training his daughter (presumably Fallon Grey), but since it’s still an early draft, plans could easily change.

Though none of this guarantees that another Blade movie will actually see the light of day, Feige has certainly shown himself to be open to the idea in the past, and Snipes himself claims to have been in talks with Marvel for years about a reboot, suggesting that he’s very serious about trying to make this happen.

What’s more, the fan demand is definitely out there for more Blade movies, though with Snipes currently at the age of 56, passing the torch to a younger star like Fallon might be the most viable move, especially if Marvel is looking to up the number of female superheroes in their line-up. Either way, be sure to keep watching this space for further news on the daywalker’s return.