14 November 2017
Sony Pictures is once again looking into another spin-off for the Spiderman franchise. This would be the third and from what we’ve learnt, fans are to expect a horror twist.
The movie is said to be based around Morbius, the Living Vampire. However, it will not be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, it will share continuity with Tom Hardy’s Venom and Silver and Black.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Power Rangers writers, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, have secretly been developing the Morbius movie and recently turned in the screenplay.
The writing duo also previously delved into the supernatural genre with Dracula Untold and Vin Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter. Sony has yet to confirm this spin-off.
Morbius, the Living Vampire was created by Marvel Comics back in 1971, originally as an overt villain. Over the years, he’s become more of a tortured antihero and even occasional ally of Spider-Man.
Dr. Michael Morbius accidentally turned himself into a vampire when a horrific accident occurred while trying to cure his rare blood condition. Instead of curing himself, Morbius was instead cursed with an unquenchable thirst for blood.
This character was originally intended by screenwriter, David S. Goyer, to be featured in Wesley Snipes’ Blade film series, but those plans were ultimately scrapped.
The current plan for Sony’s Spider-Verse is for Venom to arrive in US and UK cinemas in 2018, followed by Silver & Black the next year.
Despite the three projects being rooted in the Spider-Man lore, there are no definitive plans for the current webslinger, Tom Holland, to be featured in any of these movies.