If it wasn't yet clear that Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is a fan, try this line of logic -- that starts with one of Spidey's classic villains and builds to "let's have Blade in our sequel" -- on for size:
"Morbius is kind of cool!" Watts told We Got This Covered during a renent interview. "The tone of the character is pretty dark, but the vampire/Marvel Universe thing is pretty cool. Maybe we could get Blade to show up, too? That'd be neat."
Morbius, a sometimes-villain, sometimes-antihero known as "The Living Vampire," is no stranger to sequel rumors: back in 2013, he was one of a number of characters whose names appeared on a viral site for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In the comics, Blade gained his unique vampire powers while hunting Morbius with Spider-Man. After Morbius attacked the pair and bit Blade, the vampire hunter gained the speed and strength of a vampire without the weakness to the sun.
Months ago, the idea was that with Spider-Man now officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Marvel and Sony could really mix things up by using Morbius as the villain of an upcoming Spider-Man film and bringing back [Wesley] Snipes as Blade as a key supporting cast member" was already on our radar.
Blade's movie future has been up in the air for years, with constant rumors that something could be in development but no real movement and no comments from Marvel.
Warner Bros./New Line's Blade was the first major critical and financial success at the box office based on a Marvel Comics property. Released in 1998, it spawned two sequels and an army of imitators.
You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, JacobBatalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with MarisaTomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, KennethChoi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJTotah, and Hannibal Buress.
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