Marvel hasn’t made it official, but you’d think it's only a matter of time until Black Panther finally gets a shot at the big screen. Hey, Robert Downey, Jr. took a mid-tier (at the time) character and make him a hit, so why not gives Snipes a chance to interpret Black Panther for the big screen?
Hey, just because Ryan Reynolds couldn’t make Green Lantern work doesn’t mean Snipes can’t make one of DC’s biggest non-Batman franchises a hit. There’ve been rumors DC might just skip over Reynolds’ Hal Jordan and introduce the more badass John Stewart. Snipes would look good in green, right?
Yes, we realize J. August Richards is already portraying a version of DeathLok in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but as the comics have shown (and last season ofS.H.I.E.L.D., there is more than one version of DeathLok. So, if they ever opt to bring a version to the big screen to join up (or go toe-to-toe) with The Avengers, Snipes has the badass action chops to really make it work.
The popular video game franchise could prove an excellent action/sci-fi vehicle for Snipes, as he has the kicks abilities to take on the mission to destroy the Blacklight virus and get some revenge in the process.
Last we heard, a Mortal Kombat reboot is slowly winding its way through development hell, and if its done right this videogame-based franchise could prove to be a hit. One of the coolest characters? The steel-armed Jax, and we think Snipes could be the perfect man to bring him to the big screen again.
Lee Everett, The Walking Dead: Season 1 Episodic Game
One of the most compelling Walking Dead stories in existence didn’t come from the comics, or the TV series — it came from Telltale Games’ episodic tale of the apocalypse, framed around Lee Everett. Lee tried his best to make a run at life in the post-apocalypse, and his journey is one hell of a story. If they ever look to make a Walking Dead film, Snipes could be a good fit for the starring role.
We really, really think this could be a good idea. It’s also the perfect parallel for Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man success. Martian Manhunter is a weird character for the average moviegoer, but as Guardians of the Galaxy has shown, viewers can accept weird so long as it’s good. Snipes could be perfect as Manhunter and his detective alter ego, and it’s a previously untapped role he could truly own in DC’s new movie-verse.
A film adaptation of this cyberpunk classic has been stuck in development hell for the better part of a decade, but the starring role and name cachet could be just the thing to get Snipes back into the public consciousness. Plus, we think it’d be an interesting fit to see Snipes expand his style as the iconic antihero.
There have been rumblings of a Spawn reboot for a while now, and last we spoke with creator Todd McFarlane, he said he was looking to do a much more grounded take on his famed supernatural warrior. With McFarlane heavily involved on the screenplay, this movie could double as a vehicle to bring Spawn back to life on the big screen, as well as Snipes.
It’s a foregone conclusion that Marvel is cooking up a Doctor Strange film, but the big question mark that remains is who will step in as the Sorcerer Supreme? It’d admittedly be a deviation from the comic canon, but why couldn’t Snipes follow Downey, Jr.’s lead and take on his own Marvel role?
Yes, we realize Omar Sy ably played Bishop in the stellar X-Men: Days of Future Past, but we all know Fox isn’t afraid to do a little recasting when it comes to the mutant family. Bishop is a major player, and considering the timey-wimey insanity of DOFP, a dark future spinoff focused on a grizzled Bishop could be one heck of a fun story.
Go with what works, right? Snipes has already said he’d be interested in resisting the franchise that helped kickstart the modern comic book movie renaissance, and a return to form with an excellent Blade movie could be just the thing to get him back on top. Just imagine: An (even more) grizzled daywalker out to clean up the mean streets one last time? Yeah, we’d watch that.