Original Blade Star Stephen Dorff Has Zero Faith In Marvel’s New Blade Movie

Dorff has done a little bit of everything over the years, starring in roles ranging from Britney Spears’ boyfriend in the “Everytime” music video to the playing a cinematic terrorist in John Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented.” He’s been through the industry ringer and has some pretty strong opinions, including the idea that things were better in his day:

“My life is pretty weird, but look, I love all kinds of movies. If comic-book movies were more like when I started when we made ‘Blade,’ or the few that have been decent over the years, like when Nolan did ‘The Dark Knight’ and reinvented Batman from Tim Burton, who’s obviously a genius…when they were interesting, like when Norrington did ‘Blade,’ and Guillermo [del Toro] was f***ing around in it. But all this other garbage is just embarrassing, you know what I mean?”

That elitist attitude has Dorff sounding a little more like Cecil B. Demented than he probably realizes, but it’s also pretty funny that he completely left off the third film in the “Blade” trilogy, “Blade: Trinity,” which had a notoriously messy production and was a critical and box office flop. I love all three “Blade” films (yes, even “Trinity”) and am extremely curious to see how Marvel tries to fit such an adult character into the generally family-friendly MCU, but dismissing all comic book cinema outside of Nolan, Burton, del Toro, and Norrington is pretty silly.

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