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Last week fans were treated to the first trailer for Sony's upcoming Morbius: The Living Vampire solo movie which is due out this coming July. Sony isn't the only one looking to go in a bit darker direction with their Marvel movies. Marvel Studios themselves have announced a new Blade movie featuring the #1 Vampire Hunter himself as well as a new Moon Knight series for Disney+ So could these new darker films that often dabble in the world of horror and monsters usher in a new era of 6" Marvel Legends figures based on those characters? Hasbro already in recent years has given us comic book versions of Moribus, Blade and others such as Brother Voodo, Man-Thing and various Ghost Rider figures. We are even getting a Cosmic Ghost Rider which is starting to hit shelves now. But will we see more characters like those get the action figure treatment? While you might not immediately associate characters such as Dracula, The Wolfman, Frakienstein and the Living Mummy with the likes of Marvel Comics, they are actually characters that have appeared in the Marvel Universe and even at one point or another have had their own comic book titles. Now I don't know exactly what kind of licensing issues come into play when you are talking about these characters, and perhaps making Marvel Legends action figures of them isn't possible? Marvel certainly didn't create these classic characters, but it's not unprecedented to see them in Marvel Legends form. Toy Biz back in 2006 released a 6" Marvel Legends boxset featuring Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf By Night and a Zombie. This of course was back around the time when the original Wesley Snipes Blade movies were super popular and had helped push the horror genre back in the spotlight. So now with the new upcoming movies coming from both Sony and Marvel Studios, could we see something similar from Hasbro and would you as a collector be interested in seeing it? What characters would you like to see Hasbro do for this genre, let us know in the COMMENTS SECTION!
Kevin Feige made a bombshell announcement at Comic-Con with a listing of new Marvel movies, which included the forthcoming Blade reboot with Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. Many asked on social media why the change of using Ali instead of the Wesley Snipes, who played the day-walking vampire hunter in the original Blade trilogy? Well, Snipes has heard the Blade fans and has come forward with a statement that was given to ComicBook.com. “To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’” He continued, “Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan. Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together. Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.” That said, Snipes has no complaints about the change and feels as he is passing the torch to the new Blade. In response, Ali paid homage to Snipes by posting a picture of him in full daywalker vampire hunting garb via a Twitter post. Source: Deadline