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Sony working on Spider-Man spinoff movie for Morbius the Living Vampire

Sony working on Spider-Man spinoff movie for Morbius the Living Vampire

In the comics, Dr. Michael Morbius had a rare blood disease that he attempted to cure-resulting in him turning into a sort-of vampire, complete with fangs and a thirst for blood. This is how the character is handled and portrayed in the world of Marvel Comics, but details on Sony's take have yet to be revealed and the studio has yet to comment on the Morbius movie at this time. However, when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn't meet expectations, Sony struck a deal with Marvel to bring Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As reported by THR, Power Rangers scribes Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama wrote a script for a movie based on Morbius the Living Vampire that was secretly in development at Sony.

Sony has been actively developing a new line of Spider-Man spinoffs since the success of sharing the headlining character with Marvel just a few years back.

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.

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Morbius started as an antagonist to Spider-Man, but would eventually go on to have a heroic career of his own for a time. He originally appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man but has since gained his own solo titles as well as stories like the (excellent) 2010 Legion of Monsters minseries. He's a tragic character, but managed to redeem his initial bout of villainy by becoming a hero in his own right.

That, I suspect, is why we're going to end up with a whole movie about 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".

Morbius joins Venom and Silver & Sable, the Black Cat and Silver Sable-centric spin-off, in Sony's cabal of increasingly unusual superhero spin-offs. As such, they've decided to make some spin-off movies using these characters that won't include Spider-Man in them.


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