It appears as though production has now officially begun on Sony Pictures’ Morbius film. Star Jared Leto shared an ominous first picture of himself as the vampire-antihero of the movie. See it below:
Not much is known yet about the film at this time, but it is rumored to be connected to Sony’s larger, planned Marvel Universe of their own, outside of Marvel Studios. At this time, there is no release date outside of next year, but it is rumored to be connected to last year’s box office smash Venom.
We do know that Daniel Espinosa is directing the feature, which tells the tale of antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. Like Venom, the character was originally conceived as a Spider-Man villain. Morbius is Dr. Michael Morbius, a genius scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease. Morbius attempted to cure himself of the disease to disastrous results. As opposed to being cured, he developed a condition that was a form of vampirism, hitting him with fangs and super strength and the thirst for blood.