Out of all of the superheroes in the Marvel universe, Spider-Man's lineup of villains is perhaps the most eclectic, intriguing, and horrifying. There has always been an added undercurrent of dread to the foes the web slinger squares off against, and Morbius the Living Vampire is certainly no exception. With Sony currently filming a Venom spinoff film, the studio is wasting no time developing other characters in Spider-Man's cinematic universe, as they are reportedly developing a feature film spinoff focused on Morbius.
According to THR, Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (whose writing credits include Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, and the upcoming Lost in Space reboot series) have submitted a screenplay to Sony for a new Spider-Man spinoff movie about Morbius the Living Vampire, aka Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who accidentally transformed himself into a bloodthirsty creature of the night. Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Morbius made his paneled page debut in Amazing Spider-Man #101. No additional details on the potential Morbius movie are known at this time.
With production underway on a new Venom movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Sony is developing feature films focused on characters in the Spider-Man universe who aren't Peter Parker, as Marvel is currently keeping the web slinger busy in their own films as part of an agreement between Sony.
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, what would you like to see in a Morbius movie, and what other characters from the Spider-Man universe do you think deserve a movie of their own?