Story Approved for Blade III
Blade's second slice was a bit of a hack; can his third be better?
September 18, 2002 - Hollywood screenwriter David S. Goyer (Dark City, Blade II) has pitched his ideas for a third Blade motion picture, and he told Comics Continuum that his outline has been approved by the suits at Marvel Comics and New Line Cinema. Goyer is responsible for penning both Blade movies to date.
Goyer will begin writing the caped vampire-hunter's third film as soon as he finishes up work on Descent, a DreamWorks project that's still in its early stages.
The original Blade, released with modest fanfare, became immediately popular with comic book enthusiasts and other young moviegoers. Its sequel was a bigger success at the box office but a disappointment to many critics and fans of the first. A strong third film would easily have potential to outpace its two predecessors.
Goyer did not comment this time on what he had in mind for Blade III. He's previously speculated about setting the film in a future where vampires have conquered the world and interned all humans in slave prisons and concentration camps. I'm not a Blade expert, but this post-apocalyptic concept for the third film seems at odds with the Marvel comics universe. What makes Blade and other superhero comics so interesting is how they reveal a dark, villainous side to the real world that must be fought by unsung, enigmatic, or misunderstood heroes. Anyway, I'd like to hear from real Blade fans what they think about Blade III. We'll keep you posted on further news!