Wesley Snipes Wants A 'Blade' Remake And Fans Are Very Excited

It remains one of the best superhero films with one of the creepiest opening scenes on celluloid - I am of course talking about the action-packed vampire thriller Blade.

The 1998 classic, based on a Marvel comic, tells the story of a superhuman vampire hunter who protects humans from an evil band of up-start vampires led by a particularly villainous Stephan Dorff, who wants to take over and wage war on the human race.

Twenty years on from the movie's release, it still stands the test of time and is only rivalled by Demolition Man as a contender for Wesley Snipes' greatest ever role.

So with nearly every film from the 90s getting a reboot, it wasn't going to be long before fans of the 'daywalker' started calling for producers to give the film a revamp.

And with work not exactly flying in for the movie's original star, Snipes has responded to the calls, saying he is ready to don the leather pants and sunglasses for another outing.


One Twitter user simply wrote: "Blade needs a remake."

Snipes, 56, then replied saying he was ready, saying: "Up to Marvel....my teeth still sharp."

This was music to the ears of fans of the original film, who are all too keen for Snipes to make a return - the actor's tweet was shared more than 5,000 times and received over 17,000 likes.

One excited fan said: "Who exactly do I need to drop kick to get this started?"

Another added: "Definitely time for another Blade with Wesley Snipes."

And a third fan was very ready for a reboot. They wrote: "Bro we would love love love for you to return to Blade!! You would completely complete all of our LIVES!!! I can't die until I see blade return !!! @wesleysnipes Blessings to you!"

Snipes says he's ready to don the leather pants one more time. Credit: PA
Snipes says he's ready to don the leather pants one more time. Credit: PA

Earlier this year Snipes even told Vice that he doesn't think there's anyone out there who could play the role better than him.

He said: "Skill wise, there's not a lot of guys out there that dance, that do the martial arts, that act well and can have that Blade flavor.

"Not a lot of chocolate guys out there. If they're gonna go chocolate. If they're gonna go vanilla... ehhhh, I don't know. Non-traditional casting: I'm with it. I've been a beneficiary of it.

"I don't know if it would be good for marketing but you never know. So, yeah, it's a tough one. And they gotta be in shape and have some sex appeal. Fucking Blade has some sex appeal. Maybe you know somebody I don't. I don't know."

In all fairness, if there's money to be made from it then it's probably only a matter of time before it actually does get a remake - let's just hope they stick to the original though, the less said about the two sequels the better.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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