WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
During this past weekend's New York Comic-Con, Underworld: Blood Wars star Kate Beckinsale said that plans for a crossover between that franchise and Blade were quickly dropped after Marvel Studios made it clear that they're "doing something" with the vampire hunter.
Talking to reporters following a sneak peek of Doctor Strange, Kevin Feige offered an upate on where things currently stand with Blade, and it definitely doesn't sound like they have anything concrete in place. In fact, he doesn't even appear to be sure about whether he'll end up in a movie or on TV!
"They did ask a long time ago and I think our answer was, ‘No, we’ll do something with ‘Blade’ at some point.’ That’s still the answer. We still think he’s a great character. He’s a really fun character. We think this movie going into a different side of the universe would have the potential to have him pop up, but between the movies, the Netflix shows, the ABC shows there are so many opportunities for the character to pop up as you’re now seeing with Ghost Rider on ‘AGENTS of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ that rather than team up with another studio on that character let’s do something on our own. What that is? Where that will be? We’ll see. There is nothing imminent to my knowledge."
The Blade trilogy with Wesley Snipes was a very successful franchise financially the Underworld movie crossover undoubtedly would have sparked a new interest in Blade leading to a huge solo movie reboot. No need to put a proven character on the small screen or have him sidekick an established marvel movie franchise with a guest appearance.