On the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, host and EIC of Tracking-Board Jeff Sneider shared the following rumor of the status of a Nightwatch film, reports ScreenRant. According to this rumor which Sneider classifies as being “very confident” in, Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me) is currently writing a script for this standalone film. With the movie looking to be in development, Sneider also shared a rumor he has not had confirmed that Sony has their eyes on Spike Lee to direct.
Wiki notes that most of Nightwatch’s appearances came in the 1990s in various titles starring Spider-Man and in his own short lived self-titled series. One of his more prominent roles was in the “Maximum Carnage” crossover, which is interesting being that Sony’s first Spider-Man spinoff with be Venom, starring Tom Hardy and possibly Riz Ahmed, and will feature Carnage as the antagonist.
“Nightwatch was Doctor Kevin Trench, who witnessed a costumed man die battling some terrorists armed with invisibility-generating ‘cloaking” devices, and unmasked the corpse to learn that it was an older version of himself. His first appearance was in Web of Spider-Man #99…”
“Nightwatch’s costume boosted his strength and durability by triggering his adrenal glands, and nanotechnologically repaired itself. His cape responded to his subconscious thoughts to move on its own to attack his foes as well as allowing him to glide on air. After he was boosted by the later-generation Morelle technology, the durability of the costume increased, the cape became more metallic, and he had something closer to true flight in addition to increased speed and eventually nanotech cutting blades.“