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Blade: No Stalkers for Biel

Maybe it’s because I’m really starting to get into Spike TV’s Blade series but I’m actually pretty disappointed to hear that a proposed spin off to Blade: Trinity wont be happening.

As I’ve said before, I wasn’t at all a fan of the Blade films. In particular I was never a fan of Wesley Snipes portrayal of the character, however I did enjoy the dynamic in the third film, largely because of the newly introduced characters Abigail Whistler and Hannibal King, played by Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds respectively. It was these two characters who were set to appear in the spin off movie, tentatively titled Night Stalkers.

To me, Night Stalkers sounds a lot like the actual character, Blade. In the movies, comics and now the series, Blade is described as a ‘day walker’. He’s not human and he’s not truly a vampire as a result he has all of the strengths and none of the perceived weaknesses of your common every day night blood sucker… Well, except for the fact that, in the movies, he was played by Wesley Snipes. Night Stalkers, to me, had a strong foundation from which to build on, a couple of cool, likable characters and none of the Blade movies weaknesses… ie: Snipes.

Sadly though, Jessica Biel has recently said that the project (Night Stalkers) doesn’t look like going ahead. Although she didn’t elaborate on why, other than to mention that Blade: Trinity didn’t do so well at the box office, I suspect that the fact that David S. Goyer, the guy who wrote all three Blade movies, produced the last two and directed the last one, is now tied up with the Blade series may have something to do with it. Not to mention the fact that he’s also in the thick of it when it comes to the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, and has Thor, The Flash and Captain America movies on his TO DO list.

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