Ryan Reynolds says Wesley Snipes despised him while working on Blade 3
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It sounds like the set of Blade: Trinity wasn't the most jolly place in the world as Ryan Reynolds has admitted that leading star Wesley Snipes probably didn't like him very much.
A sequel followed four years later, and then came a third and final instalment which landed in 2004, though it wasn't anywhere near as well received as its predecessors.
Blade: Trinity didn't get many thumbs up from the critics and audiences weren't best impressed either, and to make matters worse, it sounds like the people making the film didn't have the best time.
One of the sticking points on set seems to have been between Reynolds and Snipes, with the Deadpool star admitting in a past interview that they didn't really get along while filming together.
In the movie, Reynolds played Hannibal King, who teams up with Blade to help him in his endless quest to slay vampires, but it sounds like the actors didn't get along so well.
In an interview with IGN, Reynolds said he had the 'utmost respect' for Snipes and his commitment to method acting, though also admitted he ended up joking with the Blade star in an attempt to get him to break character.
He described himself as 'the polar opposite of Wesley', but thanks to method acting he 'never met Wesley, I only met Blade'.
The actor added that one of the times he was talking about not getting along with Snipes made it into the actual movie.
He said: "There's a moment in the movie where I look up at Jessica and I swear to God, I didn't even know the cameras were rolling anymore and I say, 'He hates me, doesn't he?' And she's like, 'Yeah.'
"I'm just saying this about my relationship as Ryan Reynolds to this guy, and it works. The ad libs are just born of that.
"There's another one where I do a dime store psychoanalysis of him where I say, 'You ever thought about sitting down and talking with someone, getting in touch with your inner child, and also you might want to try blinking once in a while.' He just looks at me like he's gonna turn me into a** pulp."
Despite his attempts to get Snipes to break character and laugh between takes, Reynolds conceded that he never actually managed it in their time together.
The star said he hoped Snipes had been 'laughing kind of on the inside', but he just didn't know if his Blade 3 co-star ever actually found what he was saying funny or not.
All in all, the movie doesn't sound like it was the most fun thing to work on, with writer and director David S. Goyer saying it was a 'very tortured production'.
He told the Hollywood Reporter he didn't think anyone working on Blade: Trinity had a good time and didn't deny rumours from Patton Oswalt that Snipes tried to strangle him, would only film close-ups and only communicated through a series of post-it notes signed 'from Blade'.
Snipes has denied the claims that he tried to strangle his director, saying if he'd actually done it he'd have ended up in prison for it.
A new Blade movie set in the MCU and starring Mahershala Ali in the leading role is currently set to release in cinemas in 2024.