Sony's next Marvel antihero film, Morbius, may have just found its primary villain.
According to new reports, The Living Vampire will take on friend-turned-enemy Loxias Crown in the planned solo film. Michael Morbius' old friend will reportedly suffers from the same blood disorder as the title character and uses the experimental blood serum developed in the film to transform into a bloodthirsty, superhuman creature of the night with Morbius tasked to stop his sanguineous rampage once and for all.
Crown was created in the pages of 1997's Spider-Man #76 written by Howard Mackie and illustrated by John Romita, Jr. Taking on the villainous alter ego Hunger, the comic book incarnation of Crown was a vampiric mutant that forces Spider-Man to team up with Morbius and Blade to take him down.
While no rumored shortlist of actors for the role has been mentioned, if reports of the film beginning principal photography this February are true, casting news should follow shortly.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life) from a script written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Lost in Space), Sony's Morbius stars Jared Leto. A release date for the film has yet to be officially announced.
(via That Hashtag Show)