Needed and necessary.
But as The Mouse gears up for the launch of a proprietary streaming service — with all of the comic book giant’s titles in tow — we could soon see the return of some superpowered staples. According to ScreenGeek, a long-flying rumor of a Blade reboot with Wesley Snipes has new legs. The same report claims that Snipes is onboard for the do-over and that a script already exists, focusing on the titular character training the next of vampire-slaying kin, Fallon Grey. All of which would line up well with a recent statement from Disney CEO, Bob Iger, that explicitly declared Disney’s willingness to do the unthinkable with Deadpool: an R-rated movie. And what twisted reality would allow Eric Brooks to be reborn out of anything but a cartoonishly vast pool of vampire blood?
Of course, this is all speculation until the ink dries on a deal. But this is Marvel, after all. And with a grip of MCU offshoots already in production — series based on Falcon, Winter Soldier, Scarlett Witch, and The Vision, all accounted for — Disney’s clearly not holding back any resources. The Disney+ streaming service is set to launch this September, locked, stocked, and loaded, for battle with Netflix.
Hold tight for updates on Marvel’s Blade reboot in the weeks and months ahead.