David S. Goyer On The Possibility Of Returning To BLADE
We recently heard from the writer/director about the possibility of a Blade reboot from Disney/Marvel, and now he reveals whether or not he would be interested in working on the character again in the future.
Earlier today, we heard from writer/director David S. Goyer, who was heavily involved with the Blade trilogy as well as the television series, on the possibility of a reboot under Marvel Studios and Disney. He believes that, due to the success of the first three movies, a reboot is inevitable, despite Blade not being the most likely candidate for a Disney franchise. Now, speaking with IGN, Goyer reiterates these comments. "Blade is not the most Disney-fied character, but look, he was a tertiary character; very few people knew who he was. Those films, worldwide, have made a half billion dollars and spawned video games and action figures and things like that. So I think it would be crazy not to see another iteration of Blade at some point." When asked if he would be interested in working on the Marvel Comics character again, he had this to say. "I don’t know. I’ve done so much Blade. At a certain point you’re just like, “How many Blade stories can I tell?” We were scraping the bottom of the barrel even in the first iteration. It was a little hard. Probably not, but you never know. Look, I never thought I’d do a Superman film, and that ended up happening, so..." Goyer worked on the scripts for all three movies, and also directed the third one, Blade: Trinity. Do you want to see him working on another Blade project?
Additionally, Goyer discusses his next superhero project, Man Of Steel (which hits theaters June 14th), when asked if working on a bigger comic book character (like Batman and Superman) is more challenging than a smaller one (like Blade). "Yeah, the more well-known the figure is, the harder it is. A lot of people have in their heads their take on what Batman or Superman should be like. In the case of Superman, I’m a huge fan of the Donner films, but those happened a long time ago, almost 40 years ago. So I think for a lot of people he’s kind of been frozen in time filmically. People have a lot of conceptions about Da Vinci. I’ve even talked to people today who said the show was very different than what they thought it would be. I said, “Well, what did you think it would be like?” Many people thought it would be this old, creaky historical drama, as opposed to this hopefully vibrant adventure show."
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