During a New York Comic Con panel for Underworld: Blood Wars, Kate Beckinsale hinted that a Blade-related project is in the works.
Beckinsale, who plays Selene in the vampire versus werewolves franchise, was asked about a possible crossover with Eric Brooks.
“No. We had that idea. No. They’re [Marvel] busy. They’re doing something with Blade.”
The last time Marvel’s vampire hunter appeared on the big screen was 2004’s Blade: Trinity. Marvel Studios reacquired the film rights in 2012.
Rumors have swirled about possible projects ever since.
There were reports that Marvel had met with Wesley Snipes to discuss a possible Blade 4. There was also speculation that the next Blade film would focus on Eric Brooks’ daughter, Fallen Grey.
Earlier this year, another rumor claimed the character would be getting a Netflix series. Snipes later tweeted, “Balls in Marvels court…”
Balls in Marvels court…
— WS (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016
At this point, it’s unclear what Marvel is working on. Is it a TV series? A film reboot? Will it be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Given the success of Netflix’s Daredevil and other recent projects, bringing in Blade makes sense.