Venom is a success at the box office and finally, Sony will be looking forward to other Marvel Characters film under their banner. Morbius, starring Jared Leto is next on the list. Not much has been revealed about it yet, other than Leto’s involvement in the film. However, it was announced today that the film’s villain has been revealed.
This comes via a new report by That Hashtag Show, revealing that a villain named Loxias Crown will be seen squaring off against Leto’s Morbius in the film. This has confused many fans as the Morbius comics had no such character in their issues. However, THS links him to another Marvel character, who goes by Crown.
According to the report, the character will be altered from his original story from the comics. He will reportedly suffer from the same disease as Morbius in the film. Both will be given the same serum to cure them, but they will attend their powers pretty differently. This will turn Crown into a blood-thirsty villain while Leto’s character will stop him.
Venom producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will return to produce the film which is being directed by Daniel Espinosa.
While many fans speculate that Morbius will be connected to Venom in some way, Matt Tolmach explained that this won’t be the case.
“I don’t think there’s a rule written somewhere in stone that all of them have to be one thing,” Tolmach shared. “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.”