Even with critics being hard on Sony’s Venom starring Tom Hardy, people are still filling up theaters to see it. With that said, the films producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach talked with Collider about their plans for the next character that they are going to work on from the Spider-Man universe from Marvel Comics.
The next film they are working on will be based on Morbius, who is from the Marvel comic book Morbius the Living Vampire. As we already know the character is set to be played by Jared Leto. His character first appeared in comics in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, while trying to cure himself of a rare blood disease he accidentally developed a form of vampirism instead.
During the interview they were asked about when they were going to start production on the project and they revealed that the principle photography is set to start sometime early next year.
ARAD: More or less, February?
TOLMACH: Yeah, the plan is early part of next year. We’re still working on it.
Besides learning about the start of production, the producers were asked about the possibility of the film being rated R. To which they said that they weren’t looking specifically for the R rating unless it was important to the story.
ARAD: Again, what I said to you before, it depends on the story. If the success of the story depends on being R-rated…
TOLMACH: Then it could be, yeah.
ARAD: Then, of course, we can do it. But at least for me, I have grandkids, kids, whatever, all these things, and some of these movies, they’re dying to see. You know? As I took my grandson, seven, to the recording session of Venom. And he had the time of his life.
TOLMACH: I don’t think there’s a rule written somewhere in stone that all of them have to be one thing, alright? I think what Avi’s saying is right. I think we’ve all talked about, “Well, if one of these presents itself in a way…” Look, we have all seen, as you’ve said, the R-rated versions of these movies now working. So, that’s out there. You can succeed to a staggering degree.
Some films like Deadpool for example need the R rating in order for the character to work. A lot of fans feel like Venom needed to have an R rating for this same reason. A film that revolves around Morbius may or may not need that rating. But like Tolmach said not all these films need to be one thing.
Sony’s Morbius will be directed by Daniel Espinosa based on a script that was written by the creators of Netflix’s Lost in Space Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless with Arad and Tolmach producing the film with Lucas Foster. Overseeing the project will be Palak Patel.
Are you looking forward to seeing Morbius on the big screen? Also do you feel it needs to be a rated R film? Let us know in the comment section below!
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