Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Sony Working On Another Spider-Man Spinoff: Morbius The Living Vampire

Morbius the Living Vampire Movie in Development at Sony Sony Working On Another Spider-Man Spinoff: Morbius The Living Vampire
Stacy Diaz | 14 November, 2017, 03:23

Sony Pictures is still trying to make this whole Spider-Man cinematic universe thing work, despite the fact that Spider-Man himself may not actually be in it at all. As of yet, there's no director or star on board the Morbius movie, but we know it won't be connected to Tom Holland's iteration of Spider-Man. But instead of curing himself of his affliction, he turned himself into a vampire-like creature who has a thirst for blood, along with super-strength, fangs, and pale white skin.

Morbius doesn't have all the powers of an actual vampire, but neither does he have their weaknesses. He is able to stand in sunlight, but his powers are diminished when doing so. Because of the deal, the studio struck with Marvel Studios for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequels starring Tom Holland, Sony is left with a sandbox of Marvel characters all related to Spider-Man, but without Spidey available to tie together their planned cinematic universe. Morbius will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who established their vampire bona fides with 2014's Dracula Untold. However, Morbius would eventually shine as a hero of sorts, with the 1992 debut of his own series Morbius the Living Vampire.

As such, Morbius is considered somewhat of a tragic figure, with a healthy does of anti-hero to Spider-Man.

What route, exactly, Sony is going to go with the character is not yet known as they've declined to comment on the news. It's certainly not impossible, and Sony has already demonstrated a desire to capture some of the MCU's success with its previous attempt to create spinoffs from the Amazing Spider-Man films.

Morbius joins Venom and Silver & Sable, the Black Cat and Silver Sable-centric spin-off, in Sony's cabal of increasingly unusual superhero spin-offs.

Sony is developing a new Marvel Comics movie based on the Spider-Man villain and antihero, Morbius the Living Vampire.

We'll have to wait to see where this Morbius movie goes, as there is no release date yet announced.