So The New York Daily News is reporting that Wesley Snipes will reprise the role of Blade in a fourth film. Supposedly signed on for $3 million, I just… I just don’t buy it for a minute.
So besides “Expendables 3” tanking (which was Snipes’s first film appearance since being released from prison for tax evasion), as any fan of Patton Oswald is likely aware, Snipes was nigh impossible to work with during the filming of Blade 3. Frankly, Guillermo del Toro’s Blade 2 was the only decent film out of the three Snipes Blade pictures in the first place. The franchise would be best served with a total reboot, and I think the powers that be know this.
Or at least I hope they do. It isn’t the late 90s and Snipes doesn’t have the star power this film would need anymore.