When Disney bought Fox’s entertainment properties, the possibilities on the big screen and over at Disney+ were exciting. But what I didn’t consider was all the doors that opened up for Hulu as well. Fox had a controlling stake in the streaming service, which means now Disney does. Marvel’s hit show The Runaways airs there, and they are developing several animated and live action properties too. But a new rumor suggest a heavy hitter is on the way to Hulu: Blade.
Jeremy Conrad over at MCU Cosmic has heard that Blade will soon be used by Marvel in a project, most likely to join the already announced Helstrom and Ghost Rider. That would make 3 out of the 4 “Spirits Of Vengeance” getting their own shows on Hulu. The recently trademarked name could suggest that Hulu wants a miniseries, like what Netflix did with The Defenders. That could also suggest that the 4th, Satana, could be on the way as well, since Marvel is apparently looking to use many horror based characters that they own.
It would make sense for them to make their home there. Disney+ is more family oriented, and the shows there will be overseen directly by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios, not their TV division. This will give them chance to do things a bit darker and adult based.
The big question is whether Wesley Snipes would be involved in a new Blade project in any capacity. He played the character in 3 movies, and looks good enough to still play the character today. After all, the new Ghost Rider series will star Terminator: Dark Fate actor Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, reprising the role he played in Agents Of SHIELD. So they don’t need a completely clean break. Even if they did recast the role, it would be cool to see Snipes play a different character in the series, perhaps as the mentor role, or something like that.
While this is just a rumor, I do think this is very likely to happen. It is a safe bet to say that we will see some live action Blade story in the next 5-10 years at most. With Comic Con coming up, and D23 shortly after, I wouldn’t be surprised if something was announced then.
Source: MCU Cosmic
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