R | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.
After this film, the live action film rights went back to Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios went onto develop a new film with the character and even had discussions with Wesley Snipes about reprising the role. However, Marvel cast Mahershala Ali, himself the subject of fan made artwork promoting his casting as Blade before he was officially cast.
In the movies, Dracula wears a cape, and some old English guy always manages to save the day at the last minute with crosses and holy water. But everybody knows the movies are full of shit. The truth is, it started with Blade, and it ended with him....
(at around 9 mins) At the beginning of the movie we see Blade being filmed while he shoots the ersatz vampire. Just before Blade runs away from the "murder scene" we see the photographer put the camera down and start laughing. But, when we see the film on the computer screen, we see Blade running away.
There's a quick scene at the end of the credits of Blade speeding off to the next battle.
The unrated extended edition also has a very different and much more ambiguous ending than the theatrical release.
$16,100,000 12 December 2004