Spider-Man Spin-Off Morbius: The Living Vampire In The Works
Another Spider-Man spin-off is in development!
Morbius Movie In Development As New Spider-Man Spin-Off!
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sony is developing a new Spider-Man spin-off film! The movie will focus on Marvel's horror character, Morbius the Living Vampire. Power Rangers movie writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama are handling the script, which has already been submitted to Sony after a secret development process. Sharpless and Sazama also have some supernatural action films under their collective belts; although, since those films are Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Gods of Egypt, Marvel fans may not be too thrilled with having them on board. However, this is another example of how Sony is willing to take major risks with their Marvel characters and could pay off with the popularity of the horror genre right now.
Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Morbius first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 in October of 1971. Michael Morbius is a biochemist who tried to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but instead infected himself with a form of quasi-vampirism, which include both the power (strength, speed, flight) and weaknesses (bloodlust, aversion to light) of a vampire. He was originally a villain who battled characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men, always searching for a cure to his disease, but he eventually he became an anti-hero who fed on the blood of the guilty. Sony's Spider-Man spinoff universe is steadily shaping up to be a much darker and edgier brand, which will kick-off with Tom Hardy's Venom movie, and continue with the crime-heist action flick, Silver & Black, featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat.