As the heroes prepare to assemble, we look back on previous films
The 'Blade' trilogy
'nuff said: Starting in 1998, Marvel and New Line teamed for a three-film franchise based on the lesser-known hero (played by Wesley Snipes) that was geared more towards horror fans that the super hero crowd. "Blade II," directed by Guillermo del Toro (the "Hellboy" films) was the series highlight. Future Green Lantern/Deadpool Ryan Reynolds co-starred in the third film, 2004's "Blade Trinity." David S. Goyer ("The Dark Knight") wrote all three. A short-lived Spike TV series followed, lasting 12 episodes.
Worldwide box office: "Blade" = $131 million, "Blade II" = $150 million, "Blade Trinity" = $130 million