Culture Classics I Blade Trailer

Every Thursday we like to take it back and give you a #CultureClassic. A clip from a film/TV show or a music video from back in the day that reps The Culture to the fullest!

For Comic Con week we have to take it back to the OG epic black super hero film. Before Black Panther there was Blade, the 1998 blockbuster starring Wesley Snipes as Marvel’s half-man/half-vampire hero. Snipes killed this role (pun intended) and the movie was a critical and commercial hit spawning two more films.

Wesley Snipes killed it (sorry about that second pun) as the cool, calm, collected anti-hero that’ll crack a joke and crack a skull. In many ways Blade opened the door for both the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole and for Black Superheroes in particular. Grossing over $100 million proved that black comic book characters were bankable and was the precursor for the groundbreaking success of Black Panther. And for that, Blade will forever be a #CultureClassic.

#FunFact: Blade was the highest grossing rated R superhero film for almost 20 years until Deadpool released in 2016.

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