Sony’s ‘Morbius’ Movie Villain Revealed

Jared Leto MorbiusThat Hashtag Show has revealed the villain set to be featured in Sony’s upcoming Morbius film starring Jared Leto will be an original character created just for the film named Loxias Crown.

While Loxias Crown has never appeared in Marvel Comics before, the site speculates that he will be based on the supervillain Crown aka Hunger who has gone up against both Morbius and Spider-Man in the past. However, it seems this possible version of Crown won’t be a comics-accurate adaptation as the film’s Loxias Crown is a close friend of Morbius who happens to suffer from the same disease that Morbius himself suffers from.

In addition, the site has also revealed that the plot will feature Leto’s Morbius attempting to stop Loxias while also dealing with the challenge of his own bloodlust.

Sony’s Morbius film is currently gearing up to begin production early next year. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is set to direct from a script written by Netflix’s Lost in Space creators Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster. Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.

Morbius will be based on the Marvel comic Morbius the Living Vampire featuring Leto in the starring role of Dr. Michael Morbius, the popular anti-hero who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. In the comics, the famed scientist attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease but developed a form of vampirism instead.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Morbius and Sony’s Universe of Spider-Man Characters as we learn it.

Source: That Hashtag Show

New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera

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Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry MeraDC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.

DC Comics’ Justice League and Aquaman series’ will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.’ upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Amber Heard’s Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.

You can check out the first cover below and click “next” to continue the gallery!

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

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