Blade: Trinity David S. Goyer (who also wrote the screenplays for all three Blade films) gave a career-spanning interview to The Hollywood Reporter and naturally, the infamous story that Patton Oswalt told about Blade star Wesley Snipes choking Goyer during the filming of Blade: Trinity came up.
Goyer gave an oblique reply that has only added even more intrigue to a story that has built on a whole life of its own since Oswalt revealed it almost a decade ago.
The whole thing started in a Random Roles interview Oswalt did with Nathan Rabin in 2012, where he told the following story, “[H]e tried to strangle the director, David Goyer. So later that night, Ron Perlman was in the city. Everyone who makes movies in Vancouver stays in the same hotel. It’s like an episode of The Love Boat. Every time the elevator stops, you’ve got a different celebrity getting on. Like, [announcer voice] ‘Hey, now we’ve got Danny Glover!’ So we went out that night to some strip club, and we were all drinking. And there were a bunch of bikers there, so David says to them, ‘I’ll pay for all your drinks if you show up to set tomorrow and pretend to be my security.’ Wesley freaked out and went back to his trailer. [Laughs.] And the next day, Wesley sat down with David and was like, ‘I think you need to quit. You’re detrimental to this movie.’ And David was like, ‘Why don’t you quit? We’ve got all your close-ups, and we could shoot the rest with your stand-in.’