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Plot Details For Sony's Spider-Man Spin-Off 'Morbius' Revealed

Plot Details For Sony's Spider-Man Spin-Off 'Morbius' Revealed

The film is one of a number of planned Marvel spin-off from Sony

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Some early plot details have been released for Spider-Man spin-off Morbius.

Sony Pictures is creating the spin-off from the Marvel Universe, featuring Morbius, a vampire.

The Hashtag Show reached out to Sony to find out the latest on the movie and were given some early-stage details.


According to the site, the movie will be a 'horror action' origins story about Morbius. Telling the tale of a scientist who, while trying to create a cure for a blood disease, turned himself into a vampire.

However, 'disgusted by his own bloodlust' rather than slaughter innocents, Morbius only kills criminals and those he believes aren't worthy of life. Sounds dark.

Although initially introduced as an enemy of Spider-Man, all the way back in 1971, Morbius' character evolved and he ended up as an anti-hero.

When it comes to powers, he might not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, like our man Spider-Man can, but he has healing abilities; he can fly and has superhuman strength.


The only downside is that he needs blood to survive and doesn't enjoy natural light. Well, what vampire does, eh?

According to The Hashtag Show the film will stick close to the comic, so that will come as a relief for fans.

Sony Pictures is due to make a number of movies using the Marvel characters it owns the rights to, with the first Sony Marvel Universe,Venom, starring Tom Hardy, due out in October and fans are pretty hyped.

The first official trailer dropped last month and we all got our first proper look at Hardy as Venom.

Venom follows the story of journalist Eddie Brock, who gets infected by a Symbiote - an alien parasite that requires a host to live. The first host for the venom symbiote is Spider-Man, however, as seen in Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker gets it out of his system after finding out how dark it can be.

The film also stars Riz Ahmed, who will play Carlton Drake, Scott Haze playing Roland Treece and Michelle Williams Ann Weying, Brock's girlfriend.

Venom is set to hit the big screen on 5 October.

Source: The Hashtag Show

Featured Image Credit: Gabriele Dell'Otto/Marvel Comics

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Marvel, Spider-Man