Blade II is a 2002 American superhero horror film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, followed by Blade: Trinity. It was written by David S. Goyer, who also wrote the previous film, directed by Guillermo del Toro, and had Wesley Snipes returning as the lead character and producer.
The film follows the vampire Blade in his continuing effort to protect humans from vampires, finding himself in a fierce battle against an extremely savage, powerful mutant vampire who seeks to commit global genocide of both vampire and human races. Blade and his human allies are coerced into joining forces with a special elite group of vampires. It takes place two years after the events of the first film.
Blade II was released on March 22, 2002, and was a box office success grossing over $155 million. It also received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics, earning praise for its performances, atmosphere, and action sequences, although its script and lack of character development has been criticized.