"You tell him it's open season on all suckheads."
Marvel has the rights to Blade again, and rumors have been rampant ever since. Will they bring the character to Netflix? Will they reboot the film franchise? There was no mention of the character on the schedule Marvel released (which goes as far as 2019), but that doesn't mean they're not planning ahead.
And Snipes is already in talks about reprising the role.
"[Blade 4] 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... I’ve always been a fan of these pieces and adaptations and I’d be nice to be a part of the family again. But if we don’t to a Blade 4 or something else with Marvel, we’ll do something else."
I'm not calm. Are you calm?
Okay so Snipes is 52 (Robert Downey Jr. is 50).
He'd definitely be on the older end of the spectrum in comparison to some of the other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But so what? Heroes don't retire (probably), if we're willing to believe that a teenager can take responsibility for his actions and become Spider-Man, I think we should be willing to accept an older hero. After all, we're willing to believe that 'vampire hunter' is a totally necessary profession. Would it even matter that said hunter is in his 50s?