Sony is beginning development on another Spider-Man spinoff film, this time focused on Morbius the Living Vampire…
As Sony continues to expand the Spider-Man universe with more films including ‘Venom’ starring Tom Hardy due out next year, the next character getting the spotlight is Morbius the Living Vampire.
According to reports, a film based on Morbius the Living Vampire is in development at Sony with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who wrote the recent ‘Power Rangers’ movie, have already submitted a script for approval.
Morbius the Living Vampire was a character who first appeared in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 101 back in 1971. Dr. Michael Morbius was a Nobel prize winning biochemist, who contracted a rare blood disease and attempted an experimental treatment to cure himself. The results were disastrous as Morbius was transformed into a vampire like creature who thirsts for blood to survive and he’s also sensitive to light. The treatment did leave him with superhuman strength and other characteristics similar to a vampire but his appearance was also drastically changed as he developed fangs, a nose that looked like a bat and skin that was chalky white.
While Morbius started out as an antagonist for Spider-Man in his first appearances, the character eventually morphed into more of an anti-hero in later issues, even teaming up with the webslinger during various stories.
There’s no word on how quickly production on the Morbius movie could begin but obviously Sony has already ordered a script, which means they could be moving on this idea sooner rather than later.