There has been a rumor going around that Marvel will be bringing Blade to Agents of SHIELD. This might've seemed far fetched prior to last season, but after introducing Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider and the Darkhold, Blade seems perfectly reasonable for the series that is currently set in the future post destruction of Earth. But is there any merit to this rumor and would they find a new Daywalker or bring back Wesley Snipes?
This all started when Lorraine Cink, a spokesperson for Marvel, tweeted out the following:
Got a chance to meet the very charming @JeffWard1230 AKA Deke from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. today. I can't wait for you to see the cool things we are cooking up. Keep an eye out in 2018! #AgentsofSHIELD #Blade.
And there it was, the hashtag that launched a thousand fanboys. Speculation ran rampant and it even got back to Mr. Snipes himself who responded with:
When anyone asks 'Who could be the next Blade?' you already know there's only one Blade fam! Balls in Marvel's court…
He neither confirms nor denies any of the rumors or mentions if he had been approached, just laying claim to the role he made famous outside of comics.
Cink later came out and said that her tweet wasn't giving anything away, that she included the hashtag because Jeff Ward is a huge Blade fan. Her tweet and follow-up explanation tweet has since been deleted.
The fate of Blade remains a mystery.