!! Trivia for the [[ComicBook/{{Blade}} comic book]]:
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 2015, a new ''Blade'' ongoing was announced as part of the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch, to be written by Tim Seeley (''Hack/Slash'', ''ComicBook/{{Grayson}}'') and drawn by Logan Faerber, and would have featured Blade's daughter. It was cancelled when Seeley left the project, feeling that it would be yet another series featuring a Black lead written with a White creative team.

!! Trivia for the first film:
* DeletedRole: Creator/StanLee originally had a cameo that was ultimately cut from the film. He played one of the cops that come in to the blood club during the aftermath and discover Quinn's body on fire.
* EditedForSyndication: When shown on broadcast TV, the scenes of the panty-flashing Japanese schoolgirls in the club is often cut or altered to hide them.
* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Creator/MarvelComics-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen1'' and ''Film/SpiderMan1'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bona fide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel). And granted, some productions such as the aforementioned ''Spider-Man'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.
** And despite ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' being basically a GenreKiller the year before, ''Blade'' proved comic book movies still had it.
*** Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade ''was'' a comic book character originally, and thought it was just a cool VampireHunter, especially since ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' premiered a year before.
*** Though on the flip side, it was thanks to cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' where Blade made his first animated appearance and was still playing at the time, that likewise go interest up among cartoon goers.* TechnologyMarchesOn: By the time it pops up the viewers may well have forgotten that the events of the film are supposed to be happening "[[PresentDay Now]]", but the high-tech, supercomputer-using vampires leaving a ''video tape'' for Blade to discover [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece is a little quaint for any viewers watching past 2005 or so.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/WesleySnipes was chosen for Blade over Creator/DenzelWashington and Creator/LaurenceFishburne.
** Music/LLCoolJ was originally considered for Blade.
** When the film was first being developed, Creator/DavidFincher was supposed to direct. He later dropped out to pursue other projects.
** The script for the first film revealed that Blade's sword was [[PassingTheTorch originally Whistler's]], and was [[TakeUpMySword handed down from vampire hunter to vampire hunter]]. It is also implied the original wielder used the sword to kill La Magra.
** The original plan would have had Blade ''failing'' to save the world and battling a [[ZombieApocalypse vampire apocalypse]] in the sequel. The third film would then be based on ''Literature/IAmLegend''.
** When Karen Jensen wakes up at Blade's hideout after her attack and rescue by Blade, the script had her discover a jar with a vampire baby in it. The baby would be alive and used by Blade and Whistler as a guinea pig for testing out weapons to fight vampires. The studio however found the concept to be disturbing and refused to allow it.
** The scene where Karen and Deacon are talking about the cure for vampirism initially ran a bit longer and answered the question of how the vampires would feed if everybody was turned into a vampire. They would keep some humans alive in giant blood bags to harvest them. The bags can still be seen in a doorway during the scene, and later played an integral part of the plot in ''Film/BladeTrinity''.
** Music/TheProdigy were approached to do the score and soundtrack for the film, but they turned down the offer due to other work commitments
** Creator/JetLi was offered the part of Deacon Frost but opted to do ''Film/LethalWeapon4'' instead.
** Michael Morbius was planned to be used as the main antagonist in a eventual sequel, but the idea was dropped out due to the fact the character's rights belong to ComicBook/SpiderMan universe, and their movie license were property of Sony at the time. The vampire at the rooftop in the alternate ending of the movie is Morbius.

!! Trivia for the [[Series/{{Blade}} TV Series]]:
* TheOtherDarrin: Kirk Jones replaced Creator/WesleySnipes in the title role for the television series.
* RecycledTheSeries: Based fully on the [[{{Film/Blade}} films]].
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While it wasn't mindblowingly great, it was still a decent TV show with what you'd expect to see from something bearing the name ''Blade''. Sadly Spike TV didn't see it that way from the ratings and pulled the plug. Leaving the series unresolved.

!! Trivia for the [[Anime/{{Blade}} anime]]:
* DuelingShows: This show premiered in the same month as another series featuring a vampire hunter, ''Anime/BloodC''.