Sony Orders New Spider-Man Spinoff Based On Morbius The Living Vampire

Joann Johnston
November 14, 2017

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. Morbius was later re-imagined as a more traditional vampire in Marvel's Ultimate universe, which has served as a source of inspiration for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming. He first manifested as a villain, tangling with Spider-Man during the famous storyline in which the Wall-Crawler grew four extra arms after a failed experiment to remove his spider powers. However, these new movies will not be connected to Sony's Tom Holland movies and not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is being produced by Marvel Studios.

The character of Morbius is described as: Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself to disastrous results.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Sharpless and Sazama have penned the script for the Spiderman spinoff Morbius, which was submitted to Sony in secret.

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Morbius possess the ability to fly and has superhuman strength.

Marvel Studios and Sony struck a deal that allows for Spider-Man to be part of the MCU, but Sony still owns the rights to Spidey's entire rogues gallery of characters.

Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, Morbius first debuted in October 1971 in Amazing Spider-Man #101. His physical appearance was transformed to become more bat-like, making him one of the more striking monsters in the Marvel universe. 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. There's still a great many questions about how that's going to work, but a project like Morbius certainly doesn't need Spider-Man to function. It's not clear with interpretation of Morbius Sony will be using for its movie. Morbius represents something totally new for vampires and comic book movies, as he's a vampire created by sciences as opposed to the supernatural.

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