Wesley Snipes Ponders the Possibility of a Fourth Blade Movie
by Ethan Anderton
March 4, 2010
With Brooklyn's Finest hitting theaters this weekend, the promotional tour with the cast is in full swing. Inevitably, these press interviews circle around to the cast's other upcoming or potential projects so it's no surprise that one of the film's stars, Wesley Snipes, was asked by MTV about the occasional rumors about a fourth installment of the Blade franchise. There aren't any official plans yet, but of course Snipes is eager to return to the franchise: "I'm really surprised to see how people are anticipating me doing another one, so you never know. There are some things we really want to do that we didn't get a chance to do." Oh?
What could these "things" be? Snipes talks with MTV about how he'd like to approach a fourth movie, if one ever happens, and also takes a subtle shit on the third film which he was very publicly displeased with:
"The first and the second one were experiments, and we started to get better. If we do another one, it will reflect our maturity and our better understanding of the genre. [I'd like to see] a larger, multiracial cast, and it would be great to have some rehearsals before some of the action sequences."
So Snipes would like to come back, but does anybody want him back again? Following the filing of a lawsuit against New Line and company for their mistreatment of the franchise, and in turn, him as an actor and a person. Citing racism and irresponsibility, Snipes has more than a few unkind words against the makers of Blade Trinity. But of course on the other end of the spectrum came a report from Chris Parry of eFilmCritic recounting his experience on the set of the third film as he was writing a story for Spin Magazine. In the opening paragraph of his story, Parry sums up his feelings on the "real Wesley Snipes." Here's an excerpt:
"What I saw was a drug-affected, moody, uncooperative piece of garbage, masquerading as an actor while [everyone] all around him tried to cover for his shitty attitude. In fact, Snipes was so uncooperative that Spin ended up killing my story."
Head on over to eFilmCritic to read the entire story of Parry's less than stellar experience on set. Of course, everyone else couldn't have been more welcoming too, but Snipes ruined his experience, and as he said, his story. After you read the report, and you hear the somewhat radical things Snipes has to say, you probably won't be able to think of a good reason anyone would ever want to work with him again. But of course, they say time can heal all wounds, and I'm sure money would be a pretty nice Band-Aid to patch up all the bad energy around their last venture. But, with no script, treatment or even a solid idea yet (that we know of) it seems like a new Blade might be a ways off, if it's even in the cards at all. Do you guys want a Blade 4?