Marvel’s human-vampire hybrid was portrayed by Snipes in the Blade movie trilogy between 1998-2004.
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And now with a new saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicking off after Avengers Infinity War and Avengers 4, fans have been wondering if the superhero will be rebooted.
One actor who some fans are backing is Star Wars’ Boyega, who was asked if he was up for taking on Blade.
Appearing at Awesome Con in Washington DC, the 26-year-old said: “[It would be a] spit in the face of Wesley [Snipes] if I took Blade. All for Wesley playing Blade.”
Interestingly Marvel boss Kevin Feige has even confirmed that Blade will enter the MCU at some point.
When Doctor Strange was released in 2016, he said: “They did ask a long time ago, and I think our answer was, ‘No, we’ll do something with Blade at some point.’ That’s still the answer.”
Meanwhile Spider-Man Homecoming director Jon Watts, who is working on the Web Slinger’s 2019 sequel, has teased how he’d like Morbius, the Living Vampire and Blade to show up.
Speaking in 2017, Watts said: “The tone of the character is pretty dark, but the vampire/Marvel Universe thing is pretty cool.
“Maybe we could get Blade to show up, too? That’d be neat.”
However Sony Pictures have since announced they have a Morbius spin-off in the works, but there’s still hope for Blade at Marvel.