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BLADE: Marvel Kicks Character’s Return Down The Road

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Kevin Feige Dismisses Reports Of New Blade Movie

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said that reports of the company working on a new Blade film are no more than rumors.

Speculation that the heroic human-vampire hybrid would be returning to the big screen was kindled after Underworld star Kate Beckinsale claimed that the franchise’s producers had reached out to Marvel about a potential crossover featuring the character. Beckinsale claimed that the comic giant rejected the proposal due to preexisting plans to use Blade, but Feige made it clear that the plans in question were much less grand than many had previously believed:

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 think he’s a great character, a really fun character. You know, this movie [Doctor Strange] going into a different side of the universe has fun potential for him to pop up, and between the movies, the Netflix shows, the ABC shows, there’s so many opportunities for the characters to show up — as you’re all seeing now with Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — that rather than team-up with other studios with that character, we’ll do something cool on our own. What that is and what that will be? We’ll see. There is nothing imminent to my knowledge… of course, he shows up in the next episode (laughs).

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