It was rumored that the next villain in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 4' movie would be the vampire known as Morbius. Personally I would love to see Morbius as the villain in the film! It would be like a Spider-Man horror movie and I could see Sam Raimi really having a lot of fun with it. In an interview with FearNET Raimi hint's to the fact that this rumor could possibly be true or he is just teasing the hell out of us, but he really had a lot to say about it in the interview.
When Raimi is asked about this rumor he looks at the camera and with a Mischievous tone in his voice says:
What? I don't know anything about that.
I Guess They're... umm, very appealing like the best of villains. They have some positive qualities, That is they can be very sexy and alluring, and umm they way in which they attack you is a very sensual it's almost something you desire. You know the bat, we're all scared of bats. Ew! so thats kind of cool. Some vampire stories go there some of them don't obviously. But umm, that why I like the fact that there's a cure against them in some of the lore like the garlic, or the cross. Thats really interesting, that there's a way to stop them. There's a whole story that can be made with all those elements so its got some real rules and laws. And then you could be turned into one of them, is interesting also. There's a lot of enticing qualities for a story teller and audience.
From the sound of it Raimi wants this vampire as the villain. He wants to work with this story and after hearing him talk about it like it I am pretty sure this is the direction they are going to go with. But, then again he could just be messing around with us. I'd like to think he is not, and that Morbius will be the next Spider-Man villain. To watch the actual video interview head on over to CHUD.
Using Morbius in the Spider-Man movie also will help set up the Lizard character because they didn't really get along very well either. Here is a little background of the character.
Morbius was actually a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, who had attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease with an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshock therapy. However, he instead became afflicted with a far worse condition that mimicked the powers and blood-thirst of legendary vampirism. Morbius now had to digest blood in order to survive and had a strong aversion to light. He gained the ability to fly, as well as superhuman strength, speed, and healing abilities. His appearance became hideous-his canine teeth extended into fangs, his nose flattened to appear more like a bat's, and his skin became chalk-white. He also gained the ability to turn others into similar living vampires by biting them.
So what do you guys think about a vampire villain in Spider-Man 4?