Spider-Man Spin-Off Morbius The Living Vampire In The Works

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Looks like Sony is at it again with the Spider-Man spin-offs.

I have to admit though, I haven’t really heard about this character before. (Except in passing.)

According The Hollywood Reporter, a film based on the character Morbius the Living Vampire is currently in the works. The character has been something of anti-hero in comics and is a pseudo-vampire. How is one a pseudo-vampire? Science!

Okay, okay. He was Doctor Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease. His attempt at a cure caused his transformation into a not-quite-vampire. At first, he was a villain that fought Spider-Man before becoming something of a heroic figure.

He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101, which was the first issue not written by Stan Lee.

In addition to the project, titled Morbius, the writers for the film have been announced. Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who worked on 2017 Power Rangers movie, have lent their pens to the script. In addition to Power Rangers, the duo are writing and showrunning the Lost in Space reboot for Netflix.

Hopefully, Morbius will go better than their previous attempt at tackling vampirism with 2014’s Dracula Untold. (You know, the first attempt for that whole Dark Universe thing.)

Morbius currently does not have a release date. It’s sister projects do have one. Venom will be released October 5th, 2018. Black and Silver, based on Black Cat and Silver Sablewill hit theatres in February 2019.

Bec Heim

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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