Sony Dates Two Marvel Projects in 2020

Sony Pictures has planted flags for two Marvel projects in 2020, the company announced Wednesday.

The first film is an “Untitled Sony/Marvel” dated  7/10/20 and the second film which is “Untitled Sony/Marvel Sequel” is dated for 10/02/20.

The first project is most likely “Morbius” which will star Oscar winner Jared Leto and Daniel Espinosa will direct, based on the Marvel comic. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster. Palak Patel will oversee for the studio. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script.

Also Read: Jared Leto to Star as ‘Morbius,’ Daniel Espinosa Set to Direct

The Morbius character was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with a highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

The second project is most likely a sequel to the hit “Venom” which has grossed $779 million worldwide at the box office.

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Sony Pictures has planted flags for two Marvel projects in 2020, the company announced Wednesday.

The first film is an “Untitled Sony/Marvel” dated  7/10/20 and the second film which is “Untitled Sony/Marvel Sequel” is dated for 10/02/20.

The first project is most likely “Morbius” which will star Oscar winner Jared Leto and Daniel Espinosa will direct, based on the Marvel comic. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster. Palak Patel will oversee for the studio. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script.

The Morbius character was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with a highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

The second project is most likely a sequel to the hit “Venom” which has grossed $779 million worldwide at the box office.

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Jared Leto to Star as ‘Morbius,’ Daniel Espinosa Set to Direct

Oscar winner Jared Leto will star and Daniel Espinosa will direct “Morbius,” based on the Marvel comic, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster. Palak Patel will oversee for the studio.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script.

Also Read: ‘Morbius’: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless in Talks to Write Sony-Marvel Vampire Movie

Morbius was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with an highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

Oh, and Spider-Man had six arms at the time. It was temporary.

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

Also Read: ‘Silk’: Sony Developing Project About Marvel Comic Korean-American Heroine

He must digest blood to survive and has a strong aversion to light, like most vampires. But he also has the ability to fly, and superhuman strength, speed, and healing abilities. His bite tends to be lethal, but his victims do not necessarily become vampires themselves.

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

Sazama’s and Sharpless recent credits include “Gods of Egypt,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” and “Dracula Untold.”

Sazama’s and Sharpless are represented by ICM Partners and SMGS law firm.

Espinosa repped by WME, Magnolia Entertainment and Warren Dern.

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Oscar winner Jared Leto will star and Daniel Espinosa will direct “Morbius,” based on the Marvel comic, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster. Palak Patel will oversee for the studio.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script.

Morbius was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with an highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

Oh, and Spider-Man had six arms at the time. It was temporary.

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

He must digest blood to survive and has a strong aversion to light, like most vampires. But he also has the ability to fly, and superhuman strength, speed, and healing abilities. His bite tends to be lethal, but his victims do not necessarily become vampires themselves.

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

Sazama’s and Sharpless recent credits include “Gods of Egypt,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” and “Dracula Untold.”

Sazama’s and Sharpless are represented by ICM Partners and SMGS law firm.

Espinosa repped by WME, Magnolia Entertainment and Warren Dern.

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‘Morbius’: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless in Talks to Write Sony-Marvel Vampire Movie

“Power Rangers” screenwriting duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are in talks to write the Sony-Marvel Vampire movie “Morbius: the Living Vampire,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.

Morbius was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with an highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

Oh, and Spider-Man had six arms at the time. It was temporary.

Also Read: Spider-Man Movie Villains Ranked, From Venom to The Vulture (Photos)

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

He must digest blood to survive and has a strong aversion to light, like most vampires. But he also has the ability to fly, and superhuman strength, speed, and healing abilities. His bite tends to be lethal, but his victims do not necessarily become vampires themselves.

Also Read: Michelle Williams in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Villain Movie ‘Venom’

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

Sazama’s and Sharpless recent credits include “Gods of Egypt,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” and “Dracula Untold.”

They are repped by ICM Partners and Artists House.

Sony declined to comment.

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“Power Rangers” screenwriting duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are in talks to write the Sony-Marvel Vampire movie “Morbius: the Living Vampire,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.

Morbius was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with an highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

Oh, and Spider-Man had six arms at the time. It was temporary.

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

He must digest blood to survive and has a strong aversion to light, like most vampires. But he also has the ability to fly, and superhuman strength, speed, and healing abilities. His bite tends to be lethal, but his victims do not necessarily become vampires themselves.

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

Sazama’s and Sharpless recent credits include “Gods of Egypt,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” and “Dracula Untold.”

They are repped by ICM Partners and Artists House.

Sony declined to comment.

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