It was the summer of 1998. Bill Clinton was in the White House, Korn was on the jukebox and “Blade” hit theaters on August 21. Since then, however, the movie’s star, Wesley Snipes, has had kind of a hard time, mostly due to the United States government’s crazy expectation that the actor, you know, pay some taxes every once in a while.
Even though he’s currently serving a prison sentence, however, Snipes is keeping his name out there, and recently spoke to IGN UK about returning to his most famous role one day.
“It would be nice to fulfill some of the really cool plans we had for Blade, but didn’t get the chance to go live with,” the actor admitted.
Considered the opening shot in what would come to be superheroes’ summer film dominance, “Blade” featured Snipes as the eponymous half-vampire “Daywalker,” and found success based upon both Snipes’ charisma as well as a script by David Goyer, who went on to write screenplays for some other films you might have heard of: “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and next summer’s “Dark Knight Rises.”
Apparently though, Snipes doesn’t think that the “Blade” movies are getting all of the credit they deserve.
“Some people forget or overlook my/our contribution to this current trent,” he told IGN. “The ‘Gaming’ community knows and the streets give us credits, but the movie world frequently plays us like the ‘ugly step child’ or the ‘kitchen help,’ especially when the conversation revolves around the ‘boys in tights’ or ‘the bat’.”
After what would appear to have been a pretty frantic air-quotes session, Snipes mentioned that he could possibly be had to return for another “Blade” film.
“Under the right circumstances, with the right team, yes, I’d do another one,” Snipes revealed.
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