Jon Watts On Blade Appearing In A ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel


It was revealed a few weeks ago that the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will feature a different Marvel Cinematic Universe hero (other than Iron Man) that will join Tom Holland’s Peter Parker on his next adventure. It’s also apparent that with the appearance of Vulture, Shocker and other villains in the film, Marvel Studios is taking full advantage of Spidey’s vast rogues gallery. So after the new film hits theaters, the big question on a lot of fan’s minds will be: “What’s next?” Who is going to be the villain in the next film? What MCU hero will next share the screen with Spidey? Director Jon Watts might already have a couple of ideas…

During a recent interview with We Got This Covered, Watts was first asked about the Chameleon appearing as the villain in the next Spider-Man installment. Here is his reaction to that suggestion:

“Yeah, Chameleon’s cool. I wonder is it that cool of an ability nowadays? Like, we’d have to come up with a way to make him to be more than just that. But Chameleon is great and he’s also one of the earlier day villains. I mainly focused on the bad villains as just a joke because there are so many really silly guys. Like Big Wheel. [laughs] So I’ve kind of done the wrong research so far in who the next villain could be. Swarm… [laughs]”

The interviewer then suggested Morbius the Living Vampire, which lead Watts to a pretty interesting idea:

“Morbius is kind of cool! The tone of the character is pretty dark, but the vampire/Marvel Universe thing is pretty cool. Maybe we could get Blade to show up, too? That’d be neat.”

While I don’t think we’ll be seeing Blade or Morbius show up in the next standalone Spidey film, it is at least within the realm of possibilities, legally-speaking. While the first three Blade films were made by New Line Cinema, Kevin Feige revealed in 2013 that the rights to the character, as well as Punisher and Ghost Rider, had reverted back to Marvel Studios. While Punisher and Ghost Rider have been implemented into the Marvel television world, we’ve yet to hear of any concrete plans for the “daywalker.”

With Marvel trying to incorporate villains we’ve never seen on-screen before, Morbius would definitely be an interesting choice that would also fall into that category, and he would be a perfect way of re-introducing Blade to the movie-going audience. Personally, I would rather see him incorporating into the Marvel Netflix world, along with characters like Ghost Rider and Moon Knight, but I would be down for him teaming up with Spidey, if done correctly.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

Source: We Got This Covered

8 Things We Want To See In The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel

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Spider-Man: HomecomingSpider-Man: Homecoming is already getting a whole lot of buzz. Spidey’s first movie set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in partnership with Sony seems to be paying off and will be beneficial for everyone involved. We here at Heroic Hollywood loved it and consider it to be best Spidey movie and even one of the MCU’s best films. It’s no surprise that there’s going to be a sequel, though its title currently remains a mystery.

One big surprise is how soon we will be getting a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The second MCU Spider-Man movie is set to kick off Phase 4 and is already dated for a 2019 release. That leaves little time before Marvel and Sony start production for the next film and we can begin our excitement all over again. Having not seen the first film, here are a few theories as to where the sequel can go. Click Next to take a look…

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).

  • Not gonna get my hopes up, but seeing Morbius and Blade in a Marvel Spider-Man movie would be extremely cool (and a good way to potentially spin Blade off into his own films again).

    • Nando

      Shut up Paula!

    • Darthmanwe

      Not to be debbie downer, but I find it hard to believe Marvel would ever let Morbius into a Spiderman movie. Even the PG13 version of that character is dark… Any other hero’s movie, maybe, but Spiderman with all its “kid friendliness” ?

      Nah. I don’t see that happening.

      • I understand your concern (I wish Marvel would do rated-R content every now and then), but PG-13 vampire and zombie movies do exist. They could soften Morbius up enough without totally defanging him.

        • Nando

          shut up already PAULA!!

        • Darthmanwe

          The entire core of Morbius as a character is his dual nature, the fact that he killed someone when he first transformed, and what he has to do to stay alive.

          Pg13 vampires? When was that any good? Twilight? Vampires as a concept is monstrous, Morbius in Marvel universe is even more so, and mind you, this is a character that goes hand in hand with Blade, the most R-rated gore-filled vampire related character, maybe ever.

          At its core, some characters are just un-translateable into a movie (case and point: Professor Pyg, any movie with that in it wouldn’t even be R, it’d be downright NC17), and I fully believe that even the lightest version of Morbius ( much like Carnage) just cannot be done, in a studio franchise system.

  • Axxell

    How about bringing in the Defenders? Now THAT would be awesome, especially the Punisher, considering that Holland and Bernthal have such good rapport. And Spiderman + Daredevil on screen together would be bonkers!