Raimi wants Morbius?

Whlie SPIDER-MAN 4 is still a ways away, the debate over who should be the villain(s) in that film still rages hot. Up until now, smart money was on Lizard whose Curt Connors has been making appearances in previous films (and with the Venom installment of the SPIDER-MAN trilogy having the worst reviews of the bunch, you can bet Raimi will return to Golden Age villains). But Raimi spoke to Empire Magazine and his comments might surprise you. Says Raimi of which villain he thinks is “really cool”:

I like it in the Marvel comics when Spider-Man fights Morbius… A vampire! I like that combination of superhero plus supernatural.

Hmm it definitely is an interesting spin on things to see Spider-Man fighting a villain. Sadly I always felt that the Morbius arcs in the comics were always a little disappointing. For those in the dark, Dr. Michael Morbius was diagnosed with a fatal blood condition. Desperately trying to keep himself alive, he used a serum he concocted partly of bat blood. This, combined with electroshock treatments, transformed him into some kind of man/vampire/bat hybrid. Perhaps not coincidentally, the origin of Morbius in the comics is very closely entwined with…Lizard.

Source: JoBlo.com

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