Ahead of the release of “The Equalizer” sequel this summer, director Antoine Fuqua is already looking towards his next few films.
The “Training Day” director spoke with JoBlo this week and revealed his planned “Scarface” remake is next, after that he might tackle a Marvel franchise. In fact, he revealed he already had talks with Sony about a Marvel character:
“As a kid I grew up with comic books. They talked to me about ‘Black Panther’ years ago, way back in the day. There’s some reason they came up and they talked to me about at Sony, a Marvel character, Morbius [The Living Vampire]…that kinda came up. I don’t know, I have a thirteen-year-old son so I’m watching more of that again and it’s exciting to do that. I’d love to create a new one. Y’know, something that’s closer to what I get excited about… Maybe I’ll get a chance to get lucky to do both. I’ll do ‘Scarface’ and a superhero movie.”
Last year came word that Sony was working on expanding their Spider-Man Universe to include a “Morbius the Living Vampire” film alongside this year’s “Venom” and the in-development “Silver and Black” and “Nightwatch” films. In the comics, a biochemical experiment changes a man into a ‘living vampire’ who feeds on the lifeforce of humans and has the abilities of a classic vampire.
Fuqua’s last film was 2016’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake and his “The Equalizer 2” hits cinemas on July 20th.