Whispers and Rumors: Snipes on the return of Blade

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Its that time of year when rumors run rampant on the wind. Yup its SDCC season again and already we geeks are “hearing of wars and rumors of wars” to borrow an apt turn of phrase from the book of Matthew. In this case , Westley Snipes has let slip that he has begun to talk to Marvel about returning as the sword and pistol wielding vampire slayer he portrayed in 3 films. Originally reported by CBR (comicbookresources.com) Snipes stated that has met with Marvel about the possibility of returing as Blade. While nothing is in the works, Snipes told Deadline that “The project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things.”  Lets not forget that Snipes more or less started the recent wave of marvel superhero films with Blade followed by X Men two years later. While nothing is concrete, I hope this turns out to be true. For all the camp, Snipes’ streetwise bad assery was fun to watch and I would like to do so again.