As Morbius receives negative reviews, the director shares an optimistic update on the future of Sony’s Spider-Man universe

A very light spoiler for Morbius awaits us.

Morbius, the latest installment in Sony’s Spider-Man franchise, has finally seen the light of day, and the reception for the film hasn’t been as positive. The Jared Leto-directed superhero film has received mostly negative reviewswith a lot of, like CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg, criticizing the plot and performances, among others. Director Daniel Espinosa is fully aware of the answer and has shared his feelings about these reactions. Despite this, he also shared a positive update on the future of the film series as a whole.

Sony has made no secret that it wants to expand its Marvel Universe, even if it doesn’t yet include the web-slinger itself. Until now, Morbius, Venom and Venom: let there be carnage make up the burgeoning world of the big screen, along with a number of other projects in various stages of development. Daniel Espinosa recently chatted with our sister site, GamesRadar+during which he shared his thoughts on what’s to come:

I think the future is very exciting, and I think the plans that Sony has in very closed theaters, which I’m not really allowed to attend, or the little snippets that I’ve heard, fill me up of joy. But if I said anything, they would shoot me on the spot.

There’s a lot going on when it comes to Sony’s Spider-Man universe. Principal photography recently began for Kraven the Hunter, which will see a ripped Aaron Taylor-Johnson Play as the fan-favorite Spidey villain. A feature film centered on the character of Madame Web is also in pre-production, and Dakota Johnson is set to direct the spin-off film. While these might be exciting for some, there is another movie that fans are really hoping to see make it to the big screen.

For years, many have wanted to see a movie centered around the Sinister Six, the iconic super-villain team. The project has seen its share of starts and stops, but now it looks like the movie could be closer to becoming a reality, especially given what happened during Morbius‘mid-credits scenes. In the same interview with GamesRadar+, Daniel Espinosa shared his thoughts on villains finally spending their time in the sun:

I remember when I was 12, I read a comic book called Secret Wars, and that was when they took all the superheroes to a planet and all the supervillains to a planet, and they had to to fight. At Marvel, it has always existed, this great fascination to create groups, and new friendships that can oppose other friendships. And I think all of us Marvel fans would be dying to see the Sony-verse folks together.

Regardless of how you might have felt about Living Vampire’s first cinematic outing, it’s fair to say that there are plenty of storytelling opportunities for this franchise. Only time will tell how these plans, as well as the series’ loose connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will continue to unfold.

Morbiusone of the biggest movie releases of 2022, is now playing in theaters.

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