It looks like Marvel is still not interested in showing the movie that earned them ten trillion when it made comic book movies cool again with Blade.
While promoting Spider-Man: Homecoming this week, Marvel Studios leader Kevin Feige offers a new update which indicates desire to utilise the character, but re-affirms that there’s no actual progress. He tells Arrow in the Head:
“We think it would be cool. Someday. My tenure at Marvel started 17 years ago, and there were two things that sort of launched the modern era. One was X-Men, which was the first thing that people said, “Oh, there’s life here.” But a few years before that, there was Blade. A character nobody had heard of at all, had only appeared in a few issues of Tomb of Dracula or something, turned into a big franchise.
That was always a great lesson for me, where you go, “It doesn’t matter how well known the character is, it matters how cool the movie is.” Which, many years later, would be the reason we do Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange. I think Blade is a legacy character now, and I think it would be fun to do something with him one day.”
In other words, nothing. Strange, they’ve dabbled with R-rated comic book movies recently and even though they were mediocre and burned out and utterly overwrought, they did well financially.