The Hollywood Reporter reported that Sharpless and Sazama have penned the script for the Spiderman spinoff Morbius, which was submitted to Sony in secret. The scientist, who was attempting to cure himself from a blood disease and failed catastrophically, became afflicted with vampirism, complete with a thirst for blood, fangs, super-enhanced abilities, and even the power to glide by just concentrating really, really hard. However, the results were catastrophic and he developed vampiric qualities.

And now we have a third movie for Morbius, the Living Vampire.

Just when you thought that Sony's Spider-Man cinematic universe featuring everyone except for Spider-Man couldn't get any weirder, 2017 hits again.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe-adjacent, Tom Holland-starring Sony Spider-Man film franchise has taken another step forward in its endeavor to create solo spinoff projects for the Wall-Crawler's signature nemeses. He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101, which was the first issue not written by Stan Lee.

Another upcoming project for the duo is being the show runners on the reboot of Lost in Space that is set to debut in 2018 on Netflix. He's also been famously depicted as a tragic villain in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series.

Furthermore, Sony has not mentioned how they will be reinventing the character of Morbius or if they will sticking to canon material. As implied by the "Living Vampire" description, Dr. Michael Morbius is not a member of the undead. At the same time, though, Morbius isn't exactly known for being the most fascinating of Marvel's characters - and Sony still hasn't really convinced anyone that these Peter Parker-less movies are actually going to work on their own. It'll start with next year's Venom, slated to star Tom Hardy, and continue with Silver & Black, focused on the Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat.

Vanessa Coleman