At New York Comic Con this past weekend, rumors about a new Blade movie were once again ignited after Underworld star Kate Beckinsale mentioned the creative team behind the vampire anti-hero were working on a new project.
At a recent IMAX screening for a special 15-minute preview of Doctor Strange, however, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said there aren’t any plans to bring Blade back to the big screen in his own movie. Instead, Feige said there may be potential for the character to show up in other Marvel properties.
“I think our answer was, 'No, we'll do something with Blade at some point.' That's still the answer,” Feige said, according to Screen Crush. “We think he's a great character, a really fun character.
“You know, this movie [Doctor Strange] going into a different side of the universe has fun potential for him to pop up, and between the movies, the Netflix shows, the ABC shows, there's so many opportunities for the characters to show up — as you're all seeing now with Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD — that rather than team-up with other studios with that character, we'll do something cool on our own.”
Feige added that he didn’t know what that looked like right now or when it would be, but it sounds like Marvel isn’t quite done with the character just yet. The last Blade movie, Blade: Trinity, was released in 2004. Since then, there have been animated films and an animated TV series, but Marvel hasn’t done anything with the character in a live-action setting in more than a decade.
Earlier this year, actor Wesley Snipes said that he wanted to make the fourth Blade movie and had been asking Marvel to make a move with the character. From the sounds of it, though, it looks like both Snipes and fans will have to wait a little bit longer.