From Slashfilms: A new Sony Spider-Man spin-off is in the works from Power Rangers writing duo Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, this time centered around the Marvel antihero Morbius, the Living Vampire.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Sharpless and Sazama have penned the script for the Spiderman spinoff Morbius, which was submitted to Sony in secret. First introduced in 1971 in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, Moribus was created by writer Roy Thomas and originally designed by penciler Gil Kane.
Morbius is a man suffering from vampiric abilities and physical traits resulting from a biochemical experiment, as opposed to supernatural means. Dr. Michael Morbius PhD, MD acquired his vampiric addiction while researching a cure for his own rare, fatal blood disease.
Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, nor is he subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof. He possesses a variety of superhuman powers, such as superhuman strength and speed as well as heightened senses including night vision and echolocation. Due to his vampire-like condition, Morbius is forced to ingest fresh blood on a regular basis to sustain his life and vitality.
Not much is known about the movie. Morbuis joins Venom staring Tom Hardy(October 5, 2018) and Silver & Sable, the Black Cat and Silver Sable-centric spin-off, as part of Sony’s planned Spidey Universe centered around supporting characters from the Spider-Man comics.
Morbuis has appeared in other media including 199o’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, voiced by Nick Jameson. In that series he would battle the likes of Spider-Man and Blade though he was also known to aide them at times. He would maintain a romance with Felicia Hardy , Black Cat, throughout the series. Michael Morbius also appears in Ultimate Spider-Man Vs The Sinister Six, voiced by Benjamin Diskin.