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‘Blade’ Reboot Not in the Works, Marvel Head Kevin Feige Says

Wesley Snipes previously played half-vampire hero in three films

Sorry, “Blade” fans, but it looks like that rumored movie reboot just had a stake driven through its heart.

That is at least according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who, let’s face it, would be the one person who would really know about these things.

After a special IMAX screening of 15 minutes of “Doctor Strange,” Feige fielded a question about Kate Beckinsale‘s comments that a potential crossover between “Underworld” and “Blade” had been considered and abandoned because, “They’re doing something with ‘Blade.'”

“They did ask a long time ago and I think our answer was, ‘No, we’ll do something with ‘Blade’ at some point.’ That’s still the answer,” Feige said, per The Playlist.

“[Between] the movies, the Netflix shows, the ABC shows there are so many opportunities for the character to pop up as you’re now seeing with Ghost Rider on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ that rather than team up with another studio on that character let’s do something on our own,” he continued. “What that is? Where that will be? We’ll see. There is nothing imminent to my knowledge.”

Blade was a half-human, half-vampire comic book hero played by Wesley Snipes in three films, the first of which premiered in 1998. It was an early success story comic book movies, with the first film grossing over $131 million worldwide. The character was also the subject of a short-lived TV series, with  Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones taking over the role from Snipes.