MORBIUS Movie In The Works
That’s Morbius, the Living Vampire, the character from Marvel Comics, in case you didn’t know. (Remember my Morbius action figure? I’ve since seen it on store shelves for half the price I paid for it, but oh, well.) I’m not sure if Sony quite knows what it’s doing, but it’s planning a Morbius movie.
Here’s what’s going on: Sony has the movie rights to Spider-Man and all Spider-Man characters. Morbius is historically a Spider-Man villain, thus he falls under the umbrella of this deal. There’s already a Venom movie currently filming, starring Tom Hardy. Venom is also a Spider-Man villain. Sony also plans other Spider-Man-related films. Problem is, after the dismal failure of its own Spider-Man franchise, Sony gave the character back to Marvel Studios. This past summer’s SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING put the character back where he belongs, now firmly a part of the overall Marvel cinematic universe alongside the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. But the new Venom movie, along with any Morbius movie, will NOT be a part of the Marvel Studios universe. Is they want those movies to succeed, they’d better divorce them from Spider-Man completely. I’m skeptical that even this move would work, though. Sony had planned its own cinematic “spider-verse” since BEFORE it gave Spidey back to Marvel. Venom. Black Cat. Silver Sable. They’re all getting movies. The whole thing sounds like a recipe for box office disaster.
Morbius, though, could work. There’s no reason a Morbius movie would have to have anything to do with ANY cinematic superhero world. Keep it focused just on Morbius, and they might just have a franchise on their hands.
Damn. This means they’re gonna be making NEW Morbius action figures.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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