Spike Lee May Direct A Spider-Man Spinoff Movie, Nightwatch, For Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures is reportedly interested in making yet another Spider-Man spinoff movie, this one to feature Nightwatch, and they’re touting Spike Lee to direct.
Sony Pictures is looking to beef up its Spider-Verse. They’re already set to release the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy as the titular character and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Silver & Black on February 8th, 2019. We’ve also heard rumours that they want to make a Morbius movie.
Sony is also about the release the animated Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which I am particularly keen on watching. Now we’re hearing reports that they also want to bring Nightwatch to the big screen. He’s one of the lesser known Marvel characters and was debuted in Web of Spider-Man No. 97.
Nightwatch was created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk, and Joe Rubinstein in the 1990s and he’s got a pretty cool premise. Before being known as Nightwatch, he was Doctor Kevin Trench, until that fateful night when he witnessed a costumed man die in front of him while fighting some armed terrorists with invisibility-generating cloaking devices.
Trench proceed to unmask the corpse only to discover to his horror that the man was an older version of himself. In a fit of panic and desperation, Trench stripped the man of his costume reasoning that he might be able to hide it and alter his future, but things don’t always pan out the way you hope, especially if you have a hero’s calling.
That Hashtag Show were the first ones to report the news that Sony was working on developing a Nightwatch movie with Spike Lee at the helm, working from a script penned by Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. This was later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.
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