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.

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By Paul Romano - 1/7/2013


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."









Source: IGN
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Greengo - 1/7/2013, 11:33 AM
Just update one of the other 3 articles on Goyer!
Greengo - 1/7/2013, 11:35 AM
lol j/k.
marvel72 - 1/7/2013, 11:36 AM
i want marvel to do something with daredevil & the punisher more than blade.
Durf - 1/7/2013, 11:43 AM
I would like to see another Blade movie, but like 72 said, let's get DD and Punisher going first.

Also, I would be ok with Goyer if he was writing and a good director was at the helm. No directing for Goyer please
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 11:43 AM
He's chatty, today, isn't he?
ATrueHero1987 - 1/7/2013, 11:44 AM
I want Wesley Snipes back as Blade but idk if he wants to return. We will find out when he gets released this year.

@marvel72 You will more than likely see a DD before a Blade film but I can see Marvel continuing the Blade franchise. After all, that was the first successful Marvel character movie. I love The Punisher but sadly he probably won't get a film soon. Who knows.
SaxoWolf - 1/7/2013, 11:49 AM
marvel knights movie: Blade , Punisher & Daredevil!
ScabbyJ - 1/7/2013, 11:51 AM
1 was awesome, 2 was good, 3... Oh trinity...
IgnurRant - 1/7/2013, 12:01 PM
Sigh. I fell Blade & Blade 2 will Blade's best films. With Marvel Studios involved this is gonna turn out like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Jerec350 - 1/7/2013, 12:02 PM
Blade has had 3 movies (2 of them awesome) and a tv series. I'm all for a Blade reboot with a less pompous ass actor but I'd rather see Daredevil and Punisher be properly done first. I could see both of them being more successful as a television series though.
Dedpool - 1/7/2013, 12:06 PM
Michael Jai White for a Blade reboot, take some of the stuff that has gone on in the recent and Ultimate comics, plus the anime and the tv series and you've got plenty of stories to tell. The series was actually very good, but should have had White in the role.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/7/2013, 12:15 PM
Rather see The Tomb of Dracula on the big screen and give Blade a little cameo in that.
Connerkentver1 - 1/7/2013, 12:15 PM
Bring back Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones as Blade. He was so awesome in the show. Better than Snipes in my honest opinion. And don't get me wrong I have loved and revered Snipes since New Jack City. But I thought Jones brought some serious gravitas to the role. I also enjoyed they could start a new film based off of Goyer's too shortly lived TV show. I thought the whole dynamic and story were great with his new partner and the Vampire families. [frick] You True Blood for stealing these ideas and mutating it with poor writing. I won't complain about the tits and ass though. Imagine Blade the series on HBO or Showtime, with full on [frick]ing and violence. You got yourself a hit right there.
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 12:15 PM
Common wouldn't be a bad Blade. He'd be a badass Blade, but not a bad one.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/7/2013, 12:17 PM
Or better yet. Lets forget Vampires and bring Werewolf By Night on the bog screen. That would rock like hell.
... If don right.
Connerkentver1 - 1/7/2013, 12:21 PM
@DukeAcureds Common would but I think most of us CBMers really want Common as John Stewart. He'll we almost got it with the defunct JLA flick with Hammer as Bats and Ctrona as Supes.
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 12:22 PM
AlexDeLarge@ The Tomb of Dracula stuff was pretty much covered in Blade Trinity, but Werewolf By Night is an absolute bloody essential idea. They have to do that, one day soon. And they could cameo Moon Knight, in there. They should get Goyer to write that. Moon Knight could be the big money earner for Disney, if done right. It could be their Batman.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/7/2013, 12:23 PM
@IgnurRant For some that's not a "fan" of Marvel Studios or their movies you sure talk about them & complain about them ALL the time.smh, lol. Why even come on the article anyway?
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 12:23 PM
Connerkent@ Common would be an awesome John Stewart, but I'm hoping that we get Hal for the JL movie.
Durf - 1/7/2013, 12:23 PM
@Alex: I'd see that for sure!
Connerkentver1 - 1/7/2013, 12:30 PM
@DukeAcureds, Hal is all but confirmed. Froggy from this site made a sweet shop of Jensen Ackles as Hal and I think WB should seriously look at him to replace Reynolds. It shouldn't be too hard seeing as he is already on payroll. Common would make a sweet Stewart. Imagine the cameo and then turning the Green Lantern franchise into a cosmic buddy cop thing. Think LETHAL WEAPON IN SPACE. I am not getting too old for that shit!
Connerkentver1 - 1/7/2013, 12:37 PM
As far as Snipes goes, leave Blade to Kirk Jones. Wesley Snipes would make THE Luke Cage. Make it happen Marvel. Him or Isaiah Mustafa. I'm shocked that this the one article that nobody has mentioned Idris Elba yet... Oops
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 12:43 PM
Again, and I'll stick by this until they do so, take all the street-level Marvel Knight heroes and give them a MCU-based tv network that co-insides with the MCU films. So have Daredevil, Punisher, Blade, Elektra, Heroes for Hire, Ghost Rider and whatnot and give them each their own show--have them cameo and interact with one another. Keep within continuity. These type of Marvel heroes need more in-depth views into their background, their origins, their journeys through a couple of story arcs, and thier arch-nemisis/foes. Just imagine this...















On tv every Monday or whatever weekday night. I'd be happy as hell if they do so.
Connerkentver1 - 1/7/2013, 12:51 PM
@TheAmazingSpidey63 that sounds like gold. We need to get this started. Everyone Street Level, hell I would even throw spidey in there, or Scarlett Spider
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 12:57 PM
@Connerkentver1 - I would, too, but then there would be many of those who would object to that, saying that he's too big of a character to be shown on small screen. But for Scarlett Spider....



Now that I would also like to see on the small screen. IF Marvel decides to go with the small screen debut for Spider-Man once they acquire the rights to him, then I'm all for that. If they don't go with that, then I'll still be fine with it. :)
RadicalDuck - 1/7/2013, 1:03 PM
@TheAmazingSpidey63- that sounds brilliant!
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/7/2013, 1:13 PM
Duke@ Yeah it was covered in it. But considering how bad job they did with the third. I think the Nightstalkers needs another chance.
I would love to see the story of Frank Drake, Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing. And a bit more heroic version of Dracula who is trying to save the young woman Domini from the cult of Satan and its leader Anton Lupeski while struggling with his curse.
Would also love to see him losing his powers and someone else stepping on his throne as the lord of Vampires.

I already have a cast in mind.

Richard Armitage as Dracula, Charlie Hunnam as Drake, Sam Neill as Harker, Sienna Miller as Van Helsing and Javier Bardem as Lupeski.

TheAmazingSpidey63@ That would be cool.
SaxoWolf - 1/7/2013, 1:14 PM
great idea @theamazingspidey63
hush - 1/7/2013, 1:29 PM
I really really really really want to see Luke Cage on the big screen. I really do. He is without a doubt my fave Marvel character. Imagine Cage and Iron Fist on the big screen together? I would absolutely wet my pants. Or at least make sure they are regulars on the AKA Jessica Jones show.

Is that actually still going ahead?

Either way, c'mon and make it happen, Cage is Avengers material.
MatioShack - 1/7/2013, 1:45 PM
I think a TV series would probably be better. They started the whole Avengers thing keeping it grounded in reality, which I think is why it's been so well received. Now we've got Aliens and Asgardian magic and stuff. Adding vampire lore in is just going to spin the Marvel Movie Universe even further away from where it started and veer in to the ridiculous. Also, I don't think Marvel has the film rights to Punisher yet. Doesn't Lionsgate hold that property?
PaulRom - 1/7/2013, 1:51 PM
@Hush: Jessica Jones isn't moving forward, unfortunately.
IronLantern79 - 1/7/2013, 1:56 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a 4th one if done right. Not so much a reboot though. I mean, why not do one that has Blade vs. Morbius? I liked that idea. Or How bout some crossovers with Blade, Ghostrider, and Dr. Strange?


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DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 2:04 PM
Whatever happened to that Nightstalkers movie? No need to reboot, just bring in a better cast, like AlexDeLarge@ suggested. But keep Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. I would love to see those two reunited in these roles.
BSingerFoxMen - 1/7/2013, 3:19 PM
I liked Blade 1 & 2, and the TV show was tits! Wish they would've given us a proper ending cuz it deserved at least that much! I still say hell no to Michael Jai White as Blade tho. How many times do I have to say it...the...guy...is...a...shitty...actor!! Sure he could pull off the physical aspect of it, but he sucks as an actor! Anyway, there are a lot of characters I think would be great for the small screen! DD being one of them! Black Panther I think would be better suited for TV. I'd love to see a movie, but don't think it would be the gold mine some people seem to think it would be. I'd like to see it set in Wakanda, and the U.S. as sort of a royal/corporate espionage spy thriller. My ass would be glued to the couch every week if the writing was strong!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 3:25 PM
@Matio - Nope. Marvel just got back the rights to both Blade and Punisher a few years back (I think 2 years ago, it was). So we'll just see what happens with those two in the future. Plus, seeing as how busy Marvel/Disney is with so much project on their plates (IM3, Thor: TDW, CA: TWS, GotG, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Avengers 2), it's gonna be a while before we'll hear anything from them about Punisher and Blade. But, here's to hoping. :)
hewilldefytheirgravity - 1/7/2013, 4:45 PM
No directing Blade movies for Goyer! No Way!
beane2099 - 1/7/2013, 5:12 PM
Good. Trinity was terrible. I'd imagine Ghost Rider will be reverting to Marvel some time in the near future. A Blade/Ghost Rider movie would be awesome. Throw Dare Devil and Punisher in there too. Why not?
ZombieOverEasy - 1/7/2013, 6:28 PM
I hate that Goyer gets so much of the blame for Trinity. The original intended story of the movie was excellent.

The studio made them shoe-in Dracula and it created a jumbled mess of a "story". Also Wesley Snipes was batshit crazy during filming. I think Dave did great with what he had, I was entertained by the movie and I enjoyed it, but I'd certainly rank it as my least favorite of the Blade movies, it's still better than all the other 3rd movies we've gotten from other Comic book properties and certainly better than Ghost Rider 1 & 2.

I'd love to see a reboot of the franchise. No Snipes.

Also all-for a Marvel Knights TV series. Do it similar to American Horror Story with each season focusing on a different hero/heroes. Have others heroes cross over during seasons to show it's a shared universe.
fortycals - 1/7/2013, 9:21 PM
I would love a Marvel Knights TV show, like most of you guys. I would love to see it done, kind of like they did the EMH cartoon, in the begining. Have each episode focus on a different character/s. Each could stand on its own, while still telling a bigger story. Then it would all come together for an epic season finally featuring all of the heroes.
mgeoff88 - 1/7/2013, 11:08 PM
Blade 4 please! After the horrible movie that was Blade: Trinity, I want to see another movie that puts the franchise back on track.

A bad ass character like Blade deserves much better!
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