Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have been tapped to pen a Spider-Man spinoff centered on Madame Web.
Sony is set to follow the box office success of Venom with a slate of Spider-Man spinoffs that includes a film centered on Morbius the Living Vampire. Now, Collider reports Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have been enlisted by Sony to pen the script for a film centered on Madame Web, the clairvoyant and precognitive mutant who plays a supporting role in the Spider-Man comics.
Sony executive Palak Patel will oversee the Madame Web film for the studio. The outlet speculates Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are likely candidates to serve as producers on Madame Web considering they took on the role with Spider-Man spinoffs Morbius and Venom.
Debuting in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, Madame Web was created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr. The character is typically depicted as an elderly blind woman named Cassandra Webb who has a chronic disease that makes it difficult to move or breathe. Though she is connected to a life support system that resembles a spider web, Madame Web’s clairvoyant abilities have been useful in helping Spider-Man.
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Morbius will be based on the Marvel comics centered on the titular Living Vampire and popular anti-hero, who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. In the comics, the famed scientist Dr. Michael Morbius attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease and consequently developed a form of vampirism instead.
Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.
Morbius will be released in theaters on July 31, 2020.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.