Sony Pictures is Developing a Film Based on Marvel's MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE!
Sony Pictures is adding another Marvel movie to their slate of films that revolve around characters from the world of Spider-Man. Outside of the Spider-Man films that they are making with Marvel, Sony is developing a Venom film and a Silver Sable and Black Cat movie.
THR is now reporting that they are developing yet another spinoff based on Morbius The Living Vampire! According to the report, the movie will be called Morbius and it was written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who previously worked on the recent Power Rangers movie. Apparently, they just submitted the script to the studio.
I love the character Morbius and it's cool that Sony is looking at making a movie based on the character. What's not cool is that the script is coming from the same guys who wrote Power Rangers. The script for that film was terrible. Hopefully, they at least get a good director attached!
Morbius was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101, which is also the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.
Morbius is Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself to disastrous results. He instead became afflicted with a condition that was a form of vampirism — the thirst for blood, along with fangs and super strength — and fought Spider-Man. Over time, however, he became a slightly heroic figure in his own right.
There are no details on what the plans for the character are in the film, but I hope it sticks close to the source material. I'm curious to see what story they decide to tell and how this movie turns out. It's a shame we won't get to see him face off with Tom Holland's Spider-Man, though. I would have loved to see that!
I wish that Sony and Marvel could work with each other on these other Spider-Man characters and allow them to be a part of the MCU. I guess we should be lucky that they at least got Spider-Man involved with the MCU.