Today, during the question-and-answer portion of Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment's New York Comic Con panel for their upcoming film Underworld: Blood Wars, Kate Beckinsale — who plays vampire warrior Selene in the vampires versus werewolves franchise — was asked about a crossover with Blade (a.k.a. Eric Brooks), Marvel's most powerful vampire hunter.
"No. We had that idea. No," Beckinsale replied before dropping some tantalizing Blade information. "They're busy. They're doing something with Blade."
For anyone that has been following Blade news over the past few years, this shouldn't be too shocking, but it is nice to have confirmation that Marvel Studios (reacquired the film rights in August 2012) is indeed planning to revive Blade in some capacity. The last entry in the film series was 2004's Blade: Trinity.
In July 2015, the star of the the film franchise, Wesley Snipes, revealed that he met with Marvel Studios about Blade, though he would only divulge that it was a productive meeting. Days later, he revealed that his Marvel meeting included "another project that's going to stand toe to toe with Blade." The following month, Bleeding Cool claimed that the next Blade film would focus on Fallen Grey, the 16-year-old daughter of Eric Brooks who was introduced in one of Marvel's "All-New All-Different" titles that fall. Another Blade rumor was reported in May of this year, claiming the character will get his own Netflix series. A week later, Snipes tweeted, "When it comes to another BLADE, there's always a possibility. Balls in Marvels court..."
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