Earlier this month there were reports that Marvel’s Blade the Hunter, by Tim Seeley and Logan Faerber was going to be delayed past its expected October release. Now we might know the reason this new book, about the daughter of Blade, has been kept off comic book shelves and it’s all about the Box Office Benjamins.
Bleeding Cool first broke the news about the delay and now they have information about a big screen adaptation. Blade the Hunter, which would relaunch Blade into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is all about Blade’s daughter. Here’s the synopsis:
Fallon Grey is a sixteen year old girl from rural Oregon. Nominated for Prom Queen, Captain of the debate team, most popular girl in her class. But there is another side to Fallon. A feeling like there’s something more inside of her. When terror strikes her small town, she’ll find out just how right she was. As fearsome supernatural forces hunt Fallon, she’ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail.
Eric Brooks…Blade…her father?! And in each other, they’ll discover the purpose they’ve each been struggling to find
We’ve heard from Wesley Snipes that he has talked with Marvel about Blade when he went to SDCC15. Where Snipes said:
The project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things. I don’t know where it’s on their schedule at this point, that hasn’t been decided. I guess it’s still up in the air.
Now Bleedingcool is reporting that sources are linking this delay in the comic book to a feature film using the comic as a base, perhaps delaying the comic to line each up to sync better. With Wesley Snipes back to work in Hollywood after serving his sentence for tax evasion and talking with Marvel, there’s a real possibility that this might happen. Here’s some concept art from the comic book Blade the Hunter.
Bringing in a daughter could help Snipes and the aging problem that everyone has discussed when ever people talk about him portraying Blade on the big screen again. Now that makes him look more fatherly, and is a benefit and not a distraction.
What do you think? Is this the way to bring Blade back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? There are certainly a lot of movies these two characters could show up in besides just a Blade movie, Doctor Strange, Daredevil on Netflix, are just two. With Doctor Strange bringing the weird mystic magical side of Marvel to the big screen can Blade’s horror and vampires be far behind?
Via: Bleeding Cool