Well in the current climate of Hollywood remakes are everything, and David S. Goyer isn't adverse to the idea when he was interviewed recently and asked about the future of Blade.
There may have been a time when he was sick of vampires, but it seems there's a spark of life returning to the idea, and when he talks remakes it seems Blade fits right in there.
“I heard rumors that they may want to start from scratch with a new person playing Blade. It's funny because I thought about how I never wanted to do a vampire film ever again because I'm sick of it. But I was reading the Tomb of Dracula Omnibus and I hadn't read them in a long time and I thought it might be cool to do another vampire movie at some point...
...I think remakes are more successful the more time there is in between. Honestly, I think they should have waited for the new Hulk. I like the new one. But the longer time you have between remakes [and their originals], the better. For me, ten years is the minimum you really need.”
Well he's not sold on it, but the comments over at ShockTillYouDrop suggest that he's certainly entertaining the idea but it's very early days.
What is interesting is that he's heard rumours that the Blade franchise could start again from scratch with a new actor. I guess I don't find that too surprising considering where Wesley Snipes is these days, although I did think they could bring him back for another film, after all he'd surely be happy for the exposure and salary.
I'm not sure though, I don't know how much of Blade is really about it being Wesley Snipes, sometimes an actor puts a stamp on a character so well it's very difficult to pass it onto someone else, and in the case of Blade I think Snipes has done that.
What do you think? Is there room for a return of the Blade character, and could it really work with a new actor?