Out of all the classic comic book characters out there Blade is doing pretty damn well for himself, I mean, there are three successful Blade live-action movies, a short-lived live-action TV show and now a new Blade anime airing on G4. As much as I’m sure you werewolf fans love this vampire killer, you may be wondering why I’m talking about a vampire show and vampire movies here on a werewolf site. Well, because Blade does have werewolves. They can be found in the new anime and there are even werewolves in Blade: Trinity (you just have to know where to look). Check it out:
First up is the werewolf found in the new Blade anime. Directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara, the 12 episodes originally aired in Japan last summer, and a few weeks ago, Blade finally came to the US via G4. I watched the first episode not too long ago, and I’ll admit, it was badass. What made it even better was the werewolf that Blade battles it out with. As much I love werewolves, this one was creepy, so I was definitely cheering Blade on when he took him down. Here’s hoping the anime has more werewolves, it’s kind of doubtful, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
As I said above, there are also werewolves in Blade: Trinity, you just have to look in the right spot – and that spot is the deleted scenes. If you loved the movie as much as me and actually spent time watching every single bonus feature, you’ll know that hidden in the deleted scenes is an alternate ending featuring werewolves. In Blade: Trinity all vampires are destroyed by a virus at the end of the film, so the Nightstalkers need something new to hunt, and that something is werewolves. The scene is set in a casino and shows the Nightstalkers kicking werewolf ass. The scene was rejected for use in the film due to the discontinuity with the back story, and because the director thought it was too silly.
So, yes, there are werewolves in the vampire slaying Blade series. Who knows, maybe there will be more in the future.
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