Blade is one of the most anticipated anti-heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the comic book hero has been extremely popular since the early 70s, the character rose to global popularity only after the release of the 1998 trilogy. Since then, Blade has become a classic villainous face. In collaboration with Studio Madhouse, Marvel released the first anime adaptation of the franchise in 2011. But the sequel has never seen the light of the day. So, when can fans see Blade Season 2? Is the anime renewed yet? Here is all you need to know about it.
With Marvel’s Blade film coming out soon next year, the franchise has come back to relevance almost after two decades. But the otaku world still looks forward to the renewal of the anime version of the franchise. The final episode was released on September 16, 2011. Since then, fans are waiting for a season renewal.
Blade Season 2: Renewal Status
The pilot season of Blade came out in the year 2011. The twelve-episode venture performed exceptionally well both critically and in terms of popularity. Both IMDb and MyAnimeList have a six-plus rating for the show. But since the finale episode, Marvel has kept silent about the renewal of the series. Considering the popularity and demand of the anime, it would not be a tough call for the studio to renew another twelve-episode fiesta. Moreover, the production of a twelve-episode series might also not take longer than six months.
Unfortunately, for the time being, the animation wing of Marvel Studios has no plans on renewing Blade Season 2. Additionally, Marvel already has a planned slate for the next two years with back-to-back releases in Phase 4 of MCU. Moreover, the relevance of the show is also running out of the picture. If Mahershala Ali’s Blade feature film performs well at the box office, the chances of seeing an anime version will increase. Until then, the renewal of the anime adaptation is a fictional dream.
Is There Source Material To Adapt?
The Blade franchise consists of three feature-length films from the 90s that dominated the superhero genre. Moreover, the comic book extension of the franchise has countless editions that were released from 1973 to the early 2000s. Thus, it is safe to say that Blade Season 2 would have more than enough source material to adapt. From the Strikeforce Comics to his appearance in the Avengers, there are endless possibilities of the character’s rendezvous. Moreover, the storyline of the film will also make the current position of the character more clear in the Cinematic Universe post-Endgame.
Blade Season 2: Release Date
Since 2011, there has been no news of the renewal of the Blade anime series. Even if Marvel decides to reboot its animated cinematic universe after the massive success of What If?, Blade Season 2 might not arrive anytime soon this year. Fans can expect to see the sequel of the anime series by the end of 2022 at the earliest. Keep an eye on this corner to get all the latest updates about the release of the Marvel Venture.