Sony expands their Spidey Universe

Sony expands their Spidey Universe

While Spiderman has been a big success in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony is continuing to explore the Spiderman universe through its own films with Venom scheduled for release later in 2018, and now it has been announced that a Morbius film has found its leading man.

Spiderman himself is continuing along in the MCU of course, Homecoming was well received and Spiderman: Far From Home is scheduled for a 2019 release, set firmly within the Marvel universe, Tom Holland is continuing in the role.

Jared Leto however has recently tweeted an image of the character Morbius, following speculation that he was being courted for the role. It is reported that Leto wanted to meet with several of the film makers being considered to take on the project before he would fully commit.

Morbius first appeared in Spiderman continuity in the 1970’s, and is a scientist who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease and as a result is imbued with vampiric abilities. Many of his stories revolve around an inner conflict to resist the vampiric persona and to cure his worsened condition.

This isn’t Leto’s first foray into a comic book film of course, having played the Joker in the Suicide Squad film released as part of the DC universe. Leto’s commitment to roles is well known of course, so what he brings to this type of film will no doubt be interesting to see.

Daniel Espinosa is attached to direct the film.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.