Punisher Showrunner Wants To Make A Blade TV Show
Fangs a lot!
Although the second season of The Punisher only hit Netflix last week, the future of the show remains uncertain. Three of Netflix's other Marvel shows have been cancelled in last few months, and it remains a possibility that The Punisher might join them. However, showrunner Steve Lightfoot is already speaking about potential next projects, including revisiting another much-loved Marvel character.
In an interview with comicbook.com, Lightfoot revealed he is interested in making a show about Blade, the vampire hunter who previously featured in two movies starring Wesley Snipes. "I have no idea who owns it, but I've always loved the Blade character," he said. "I think that would be a great one to come back with. I thought those movies were great and I love that mythology. I'm a big horror fan, and as a fan of that it would be a fun one to play around with."
This isn't the first time in recent months that there have been rumors of a potential Blade revival. In August, Snipes himself told The Huffington Post that he would be interested in returning to the role. "There's always a possibility, you know. It's in Marvel's hands," he said. "They're controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I'm still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We'll see how it goes. I don't really know what's going to happen to it yet."
Blade was released in 1998, and was followed by Guillermo Del Toro's Blade 2 in 2002, and Blade 3 in 2004. There was also short-lived spin-off TV show in 2006.
As for The Punisher, Lightfoot spoke about the future of the show and remained hopeful that Season 3 might happen. "Because I'm so fully involved in the show, usually what happens for me is I finish the last one," he said. "I've got a really good idea about what would be next. I've got a very good idea about what Season 3 is, I've got an idea for it I'm really excited about, which Marvel know about and they're also excited about. We just obviously hope we get the chance to go make it."