Stephen Dorff played the villain Deacon Frost in 1998's Blade film - and now with his True Detective co-star Mahershala Ali signed on to star in a film reboot, the actor applauds the casting - and wouldn't mind reprising his role.
"I saw him after it was announced [at Comic-Con International San Diego 2019] and I'm happy for him. I think he'll do a great job with Blade and reinventing the franchise," Dorff told Entertainment Tonight. "It probably should've been done a while ago, but I think it's good for him."
Dorff, who stars in the upcoming Fox TV series Deputy, revealed that there were discussions for his own Blade spin-off movie with the series' original director Stephen Norrington.
"We talked about doing a Deacon Frost movie on its own at one point, me and the director of the original Blade, who is just a genius, Stephen Norrington, and it never really happened because Marvel was a new entity and Kevin Feige was kind of building this whole new universe he's built successfully," Dorff said. "They weren't really interested in the dark Marvel movie but maybe after Joker and all this stuff, maybe it'll start to be trendy."
"I definitely would love to reinvent that character because that character's someone who really stands [the test of time]," the actor continued. "I still talk about [him] 20-something years later. I'm still signing Deacon Frost pictures out front today, so we'll see where it goes."
Wesley Snipes, who started in all three of the previous Blade films, has also expressed his interest in appearing in future films.