Morbius, his alter-ego being Dr. Michael Morbius, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101. His character was a scientist who was plagued with a rare blood disease. He instead gains a thirst for blood, fangs, and super strength, essentially becoming a "living vampire" as his epithet suggests. He is able to stand in sunlight, but his powers are diminished when doing so.
The character has fought Spider-Man on several occasions and also became a slightly heroic character. Why Sony kept a Morbius The Living Vampire movie a secret is beyond anyone's comprehension, as most probably have to Google the character in order to figure just who in the fuck he is. He started out as a villain but became more of an anti-hero later on.
The bad news is that the film is being written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, two collaborators who have worked on writing such classics as Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, Gods of Egypt and, most recently, Power Rangers. While Sharpless and Sazama are surely nice people and all that, they have yet to make a film that audiences have really taken to.
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And last but not least, there's The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins in March 2018 , which follows U.S. Army Captain Wilkins in a journey to Alaska to thwart Operation Black Sun.
There have been conflicting reports on if Sony's spin-off projects will be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Tom Holland is now playing the web-slinger in those films. Tentatively titled Morbius, the purported film is said to be part of Sony's cinematic Spider-Verse which would include Venom and Silver & Black.
Sony's Spider-Man spinoff universe is steadily shaping up to be a much darker and edgier brand, which will kick-off with Tom Hardy'sVenom movie, and continue with the crime-heist action flick, Silver & Black, featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat.
Which leads us to today's news - a spin-off in Sony's Spider-Man universe centered around Morbius The Living Vampire (pictured above, in full plasma-drinking glory). As the recent implosion of the Dark Universe demonstrated, fans won't line up to see a film just because it connects with other movies. For now, it's anybody's guess.