When Marvel took Blade to the silver screen in 1998, Wesley Snipes gave us one of the coolest vampire hunters ever. That said, Stephen Dorff’s bad boy version of vampire Deacon Frost stole the show.
Ironically, the film version of Deacon Frost doesn’t resemble much of the original character from Marvel Comics. In the comics, he’s this older guy with white hair. In the film, young vamp Deacon hatches a scheme to overthrow the ruling class of pure-blood vampires. That part doesn’t stray too far from the comics, because ol’ Deacon did try to overthrow the vampire king himself Dracula. The role Deacon played in Blade’s origins also doesn’t miss the mark by too much.
Dorff’s take on Deacon made such a strong impact that at one point there were rumors floating around that Blade II would bring him back, possibly explaining it as an alternate world in which Deacon’s plan to become one with the Blood God came true. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, because it would have probably ruined a great character.