Wesley Snipes returning to Blade franchise?

New Line's planned revival of the Blade franchise could be about to receive a massive boost, with reports claiming that Wesley Snipes is set to agree a return to the series' title role.

According to The Daily News , Snipes is close to agreeing a return to the vampire-filled action saga, continuing the actor's comeback following his two-and-a-half-year spell in prison.

Having recently appeared in The Expendables 3 , Snipes is keen to reestablish his action credentials, even if at 51 years of age, he would certainly be on the older end of the superhero spectrum.

"I’d love to get back in the suit again and do some things I’ve learned how to do now that I didn’t know how to do then," said Snipes in an interview with MTV earlier this year. "I think we’re better at making that kind of a film now."

"Some of the things we did in the early parts of the franchise were experimental and now they’ve become customary in a lot of the Avengers films and other comic book adaptations."

Nothing has been confirmed as yet, but it certainly sounds as though Snipes is ready to don the famous trench coat for one more go-around...