Morbius is Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself to disastrous results.
At this point, I have stopped questioning Sony's decisions to attempt to break it big with cinematic universes but can only remain in a state of disbelief as the studio throws ideas at the wall.
Morbius, who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, dated October 1971, was an intriguing character for the twilight era of comics' Silver Age, arriving just after the Comics Code Authority lifted its ban on vampires and supernatural characters. He instead gains a thirst for blood, fangs, and super strength, essentially becoming a "living vampire" as his epithet suggests.
While it has been said the new Sony Spider-Man spinoff movies are not connected to Marvel Studios, the article notes "the studio, however, is being coy as to whether or not these new movies will be connected to Sony's Tom Holland movies or connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is being produced by Marvel Studios".
Tom Hardy's Venom movie is still deep in production, but Sony isn't wasting any time setting up its next Spider-Man spin-off feature film. However, Morbius would eventually shine as a hero of sorts, with the 1992 debut of his own series Morbius the Living Vampire.
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Sony has been furiously developing its stable of Marvel-licensed characters that are mostly based off the heroes and villains that are connected to Spider-Man.
Furthermore, Sony has not mentioned how they will be reinventing the character of Morbius or if they will sticking to canon material.
The latest Marvel character to get their own movie is Morbius the Living Vampire, an anti-hero who most commonly features in Marvel's Spider-Man comics as Peter Parker's foe. The duo previously worked on the Universal film Drcula Untold.
It's unclear if the new Morbius film would directly tie into Sony's Venom or the Black Cat and Silver Sable team-up movie.