We have exciting news to report today as it appears that Sony Pictures is going to be making another ‘Spider-Man‘ universe film. Word is that this time the lead character will be ‘Morbius‘. Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Power Rangers, Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter) have already turned in their script. Check out the details on what we know so far below and let us know what you think AFTER THE JUMP!
Created in 1971 by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in the first issue of Amazing Spider-Man not written by Stan Lee (#101), Dr. Michael Morbius was a scientist whose attempts to cure himself of a rare blood disease left him with all the traits of a vampire (super strength, bloodlust, fangs, hypnosis, etc). The character rode the ’70s horror boom and went on to be featured in Marvel titles such as Vampire Tales, Adventure Into Fear and eventually his own book titled Morbius the Living Vampire in 1992. The solo title lasted 32 issues, while a second volume begun in 2013 lasted only 9 issues. Screenwriter David Goyer originally intended Morbius to be the villain of Blade II, and a deleted teaser ending on the first Blade featured a hooded version of the character.