You can't blame Sony for a lack of trying. The studio is continuing to expand on its Spider-Man franchise with the addition of Morbius, based on Morbius The Living Vampire, starring Suicide Squad's own Jared Leto. The script is written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who worked on the recent Power Rangers movie.
Leto has been loosely attached to the film for some time, but wanted to make sure the film was in good hands before fully committing. Director Daniel Espinosa met with Leto in Germany while he was touring with Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Morbius was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, first appearing in Amazing Spider-Man #101, the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee. Dr. Michael Morbius is a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself to disastrous results.
Screenwriters Sharpless and Sazama's other films include Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, and Gods of Egypt, so this film is clearly in good hands.