Wesley Snipes Discusses Video Games and Blade. From Prison.


It’s not like he has anything better to, am I right? While serving time in prison for tax evasion, the boys and girls over at IGN decided to pay the Daywalker a quick visit, allowing him to talk at-length about his upcoming video game, his thoughts on the “Blade” franchise, and whether or not he would help Charlie Sheen out with “Major League 3″. That’s right — “Major League 3″. Let’s hope the latter is just wishing thinking on Sheen’s part.

Regarding “Blade”, here’s what Snipes had to say:

Getting asked this question all the time, my response is: “Under the right circumstances, with the right team, yes, I’d do another one.” But don’t get me wrong, I’m not waiting around for the opportunity. I’ve got plenty to do, plus an unravelled character in the works who I think will give Blade a helluva run for his money. It would be nice to fulfil some of the really cool plans we had for Blade, but didn’t get the chance to go live with.

It would appear there is still some bitterness regarding the treatment of his character in “Blade: Trinity”, a film that tended to focus more on Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel than ol’ Wesley. Snipes also feels he doesn’t get enough credit from industry types regarding his contribution to the superhero genre, a complaint that actually holds some water.

Regarding his video game “Julies Styles: The International”:

I thought it would be fun to play a super-smart, cool, adventure-seeker, who uses his mind, a bit more than his muscle, to win. A Ronin, someone who lives by his own code of ethics, admired by men, loved by the ladies. I figured since I couldn’t be a guy like that in real life, I darn sure could be one in a movie. Except, unlike previous characters, who often have a military special-ops/spy background, I needed a twist for this guy. Then after reading a book titled “Confession of an Economic Hit Man” it all clicked. Julius Styles would be an urban-born math wiz, a dot-com mega-millionaire, who loves the art of the deal. ‘A facilitator': a man who gets his thrill from finding creative solutions to very, very difficult problems. A guy who uses his unique cache of skills and connections to get shit done… with ‘style’, hence the nom de guerre (which may or may not be his real name).

“Julies Styles: The International” is now available for the iPhone and iPad, so pick it up if you’re jonesing for a Wesley Snipes fix. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait for the guy to escape from prison to enjoy another cinematic endeavor. Or, you know, you could just watch “Game of Death” for the 100th time. Nothing wrong with that!

Source: IGN

Author: Todd Rigney

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  • Juggernaut

    Balde 4 with Wesley snipes and produced by Marvel studios needs to happen! I wouldn’t mind a new Major League with all of the original cast returning either.

  • Emmasamms

    Major League 3 i would love it !!

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    For some reason, Snipes turn off the acting for the Blade movies. For me, his last good movie was Rising Sun. I don’t want to see another Blade, unless Justin Lin directs!

  • Arthur

    LET WESLEY SNIPES OUT!!! The whole thing is ridiculous. There are entertainers that have done much worse crimes. Snipes is a film icon and an American icon. The first “Blade” was epic. “Blade II” was action packed with Ron Pearlman and Donnie Yen co-starring. I wanted to see Snipes in “Expendables 2″. I would like to see another dark-style “Blade” film like the original film. And maybe see him in the next “Mortal Kombat” and “Marvel vs. Capcom” games. Snipes was incredible in “New Jack City”. He was also good in “Jungle Fever” and “Brooklyn’s Finest”. He was hilarious in “Demolition Man”. Imagine this: Blade vs. Hellboy and then after they fight they team up. Just a thought. Or have Blade be in the next Underworld film. These things can be done. So much can be done with the Blade character but you gotta have Snipes or no dice. Imagine a “Devil May Cry” film with Blade fighting Dante (you know Marvel likes to team with Capcom). By the way Warner Bros and New Line, how about a blu-ray release for the Blade Trilogy in the U.S. huh? Not to mention “The Cell”. They are on blu-ray in Canada! WTH?!

    • Doymon22

      dude Blade is a Marvel comic book character, hellboy,DMC,Underworld mash-up? man, you should go jogging once in awhile. It’s not “impossible” yeah but stupid, really stupid.
      Please don’t be mad that’s just MHO. peace man… :)