As Sony Pictures continues to develop their live-action Spider-Verse, The Illuminerdi has discovered that a Dusk Marvel Comics’ adaptation is in the works for the studio.
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets back into its usual rhythm with ten new projects coming in 2021, other superhero franchises are working to keep up with the leader of the pack. The includes Warner Bros. and DC Films as they release two major blockbusters this year, and it even includes the other studio with Marvel properties in Sony Pictures.
Sony Pictures is still hard at work trying to build the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC) with the success of 2018’s Venom leading the way. Already planned for 2021 are the Jared Leto-led Morbius and the Venom’s sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. It’s still unclear whether these movies will ever integrate with the MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy, but they are all set to release regardless.
Sony is working on other projects within this universe, including the untitled Olivia Wilde-directed movie, largely rumored to be centered around Spider-Woman. That group is about to expand as well thanks to some recent rumblings we at The Illuminerdi have heard.
Dusk Project Looking To Join Sony’s Spider-Verse
Our sources have told us that Sony Pictures is currently developing a Dusk movie, set within the SPUMC. There is no timeframe for release or any talent attached yet.
Dusk is a classic character from the Spider-Man lore based out of the Negative Zone. He is shown as the leader of a group of rebels battling the tyrannical Blastaar, but there’s no word on how much of this comic story will come in the movie.
There is also another female superhero in the Spider-Man universe, most commonly seen as Cassie St. Commons. When she becomes Dusk, she sort of lives in a middle ground where she’s not exactly dead, but not exactly alive either. She has the abilities of teleportation, projecting dark force, manipulating shadows and more.
It will be interesting to find out exactly how she fits in among the rest of the characters set in the SPUMC right now, and even more so how she could potentially fit in around the classic web-slinger, should that become reality.
So what do you think of this new Marvel Comics’ adaptation in development? Are you a Dusk fan? Let us know in the comment section or over on Twitter!