Since the announcement of a Blade reboot last year at San Diego Comic Con, fans and speculations have risen. And now stars of the original film have shown just as much enthusiasm as fans of the franchise. Marvel is still searching for a screenwriter and a director, but that hasn’t stopped original BLADE star Stephen Dorff from wanting to return to reinvent his classic villain Deacon Frost. Dorff says:
I definitely would love to reinvent that character because that character's someone who really stands [the test of time]. I still talk about [him] 20-something years later. I'm still signing Deacon Frost pictures out front today, so we'll see where it goes.
I saw [Mahershala Ali] after it was announced and I'm happy for him. I think he'll do a great job with Blade and reinventing the franchise. It probably should've been done a while ago, but I think it's good for him. I'm sure he'll do it justice. To have such a great actor in the part of Blade for this new generation, it'll be great.
Stephen also adds that around the time of filming the original film, there were talks of him getting his own franchise with a more darker tone:
We talked about doing a Deacon Frost movie on its own at one point, me and the director of the original Blade, who is just a genius, Stephen Norrington, and it never really happened because Marvel was a new entity and Kevin Feige was kind of building this whole new universe he's built successfully. They weren't really interested in the dark Marvel movie but maybe after Joker and all this stuff, maybe it'll start to be trendy.
So what do you think? Should the original cast members Blade get first dibs on the new Blade reboot or should Marvel wipe the slate clean? Let us know what you think is the comments!