Sony Developing Film Based On Spider-Man Villain Morbius

Morbius the Living Vampire Movie in Development at Sony

It's also not clear how far into the process the writers are, and since Sony declined comment on the story, we may not know for some time. Developed in secret, it's come to light that the studio is moving forward with a movie based on Morbius the Living Vampire.

While it has been said the new Sony Spider-Man spinoff movies are not connected to Marvel Studios, the article notes "the studio, however, is being coy as to whether or not these new movies will be connected to Sony's Tom Holland movies or connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is being produced by Marvel Studios". Basically, he's the Yuri Boyka of the Spider-Man 'verse, only instead of kicking ass, he bites necks and wears tights. While the actual character of Peter Parker is now being lent to Marvel Studios, hence why Spider-Man: Homecoming took place in the MCU, Sony still has the rights to all the other Spider-Man characters.

Which leads us to today's news - a spin-off in Sony's Spider-Man universe centered around Morbius The Living Vampire (pictured above, in full plasma-drinking glory). Morbius is an antihero first introduced as a supernatural Spider-Man villain in Roy Thomas and Gil Kane's Amazing Spider-Man #101, who eventually went on to become a tragic antihero with his own title. Michael Morbius was a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease, and in an attempt to cure himself of it, he dabbled in unconventional science.

The upcoming film, titled simply Morbius for now, will be written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.

He's well-known to fans of "Spider-Man: The Animated Series", which ran on Fox Kids from 1994 to 1998, and featured a Morbius plotline. The upside is that, while not fully a vampire, he gained abilities like superhuman strength and speed, as well as heightened senses. He started out as a villain but became more of an anti-hero later on.

Just when you thought that Sony's Spider-Man cinematic universe featuring everyone except for Spider-Man couldn't get any weirder, 2017 hits again. First and foremost, Morbius needs a good story.

How do you feel about Sony's potential Morbius movie?

Related News:

  • Disney's streaming service will offer original programming for popular franchises

    Disney's streaming service will offer original programming for popular franchises

    "That is in part reflective of the fact that it will have substantially less volume", Iger said . And by over we mean you have a couple of years more to watch them on that streaming service.
    LeBron and Cavs take the NY  subway ahead of Knicks game

    LeBron and Cavs take the NY subway ahead of Knicks game

    Isaiah Thomas said the team "does it all" following his experience riding underground. "Subwayman" who got angry at LeBron James for filming him.
    Wood hits hat trick as Devils catch fire to beat Blackhawks

    Wood hits hat trick as Devils catch fire to beat Blackhawks

    Chicago (8-8-2) got within 6-5 when Patrick Kane scored on the power play with just 2.7 seconds remaining in the period. Former Sharks defenseman Mirco Mueller left the game after taking a hit to the head from Chicago's John Hayden.
  • Chinese premier urges Japan to maintain momentum for improvement in bilateral ties

    Chinese premier urges Japan to maintain momentum for improvement in bilateral ties

    The sources said Abe and Li are likely to exchange opinions on how the two major Asian economies can cooperate on the economic front.
    Penn State Frat Death

    Penn State Frat Death

    Footage retrieved from the frat's extensive system of security cameras captured numerous events that day. He says the new video shows that several people knew exactly what happened.

    Nokia 2 officially arrives in South Africa

    The camera setup on the phone comprises a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. Amazon is not offering any cash back even for Prime members if they choose to pay from any other method.
  • Donald Trump Jr. Channeled WikiLeaks for the Trump Campaign

    Donald Trump Jr. Channeled WikiLeaks for the Trump Campaign

    The day before, Roger Stone, an informal advisor to Donald Trump , had tweeted, "Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done". Donald Trump Jr. corresponded with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, it was revealed on Monday.

    Barbie's Newest Model is Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

    The dolls aren't for sale, but with more than 79,000 Instagram followers, they clearly represent a market for Mattel. In 2018, Barbie will wear a hijab-and young Muslim girls will finally see themselves represented in the iconic doll.
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' DLC Release Dates Confirmed

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' DLC Release Dates Confirmed

    Like most brand new titles of this caliber, " Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus " is not without flaws right after its release. Episode Zero introduces the three characters, each of whom will be starring in their own DLC story.
  • EU's Mogherini calls on Hariri to return to Lebanon

    EU's Mogherini calls on Hariri to return to Lebanon

    Such a statement by Aoun might give some satisfaction to Saudi Arabia, but it would seem to leave Hariri no stronger than before. If the interview was meant to end the rumors that Hariri is being coerced by Saudi Arabia, it didn't exactly work.
    Rally for Meek Mill scheduled for Monday

    Rally for Meek Mill scheduled for Monday

    Brinkley, who handed down the sentence after Mill failed a drug test and violated travel restrictions set out by probation. The rally is going down today in Philadelphia outside the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert Streets.
    Liverpool star Nathaniel Clyne out until February

    Liverpool star Nathaniel Clyne out until February

    For Liverpool , youngsters Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have impressed Jurgen Klopp . It's not the best thing, especially not for him.


Most liked

Tech firm to locate in NOLA, 'historic announcement' at 2 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards will announce the development on the Gate A ramp on Poydras Street. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange as DXC, it is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines
This means almost half the US adult population is living with hypertension and at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. The change reclassifies 14 percent of U.S. adults, who were once deemed "high normal " and now have a more critical diagnosis.

Jack Swagger signs with MMA group Bellator
A specific date for the first fight hasn't been set, but we'll keep you updated once it's made official. He would make his debut under the name Jack Swagger in September 2008, appearing for the ECW brand.

Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case
The freshman players have been accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in an email that Trump spoke to Xi regarding the matter.

Donald Trump asked China's president to help resolve UCLA basketball player arrests
If convicted on the original charges, the three could get a prison sentence of up to ten years each according to earlier reports. This official indicated that charges against the players have been reduced and that the case is proceeding toward a resolution.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Shares Sold by Tocqueville Asset Management LP
The expected RF's profit could reach $301.53M giving the stock 14.75 P/E in the case that $0.26 earnings per share is reported. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th.

Earnings Analysis Of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC)
Its down 0.42, from 1.4 in 2017Q1. 23 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. (NYSE:NFG) to report earnings on February, 1. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. on 9/29/2017 reported its EPS as $0 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.08.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) Short Interest Up 12.3% in October
Scully increased its stake in Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI ) by 21.13% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,636.11, a P/E ratio of 22.18, a PEG ratio of 4.37 and a beta of 1.39.

Australians vote to name Sydney Harbour boat Ferry McFerryface
They certainly weren't expecting that they would have to name the new vessel something ludicrous like Ferry McFerryface . Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney , Australia, to name their latest ferry .

UP Civic Polls: BJP Manifesto Promises Free WiFi, 'Pink Toilets' For Women
The document will include the party's vision of local governance and development programmes for the people, Madan said. The Congress accused the BJP of not fulfilling past promises.

QI & Technicals in View For IPG Photonics Corporation (NasdaqGS:IPGP)
It is negative, as 42 investors sold FOX shares while 120 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. Bright Rock Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of IPG Photonics Corp.by 14.8% in the second quarter.

Cim Investment Mangement Inc. Has $555000 Position in Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.64% EPS growth. With 125,000 avg volume, 10 days are for Athenex Incorporated (NASDAQ:ATNX)'s short sellers to cover ATNX's short positions.

Power cut, ferries cancelled as wind storm hits BC's South Coast
Those include the 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. departures. The wind warnings come amid significant rainfall in the region. Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Focusing the Lens in on Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Shares
It improved, as 12 investors sold EGP shares while 57 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. October 16 investment analysts at Jefferies Group LLC maintained a company rating of "Buy" projecting a price of $20.00.

Endo International PLC (ENDP) Rating Reiterated by Mizuho
Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Endo International PLC by 64.4% during the second quarter. This company shares are 66.09% off its target price of $11.51 and the current market capitalization stands at $1.55B.