Spidey vs. Morbius in Spidey 4?

The chances are pretty good. Or at least, that’s the latest “Spider-Man 4″ rumor currently going around the net, courtesy of returning director Sam Raimi, who made a comment to Empire Magazine in their latest issue about who he would like to see as Spider-Man’s foe in the next movie. (Or is that next two movies? Since word is that parts 4 and 5 will be shot back-to-back.) Morbius, for those who don’t know, is a vampire character in the Marvel Universe, and one of his main foes is Spider-Man, and a certain lizard…

Here’s what Raimi said to Empire:

“I like it in the Marvel comics when Spider-Man fights Morbius,” said Raimi. “He’s really cool. A vampire! I like that combination of superhero plus supernatural.”

So the guy who is directing and writing the movie says, “Yes, I would like to see Spidey fight Morbius”, and it’s not gonna happen? Um, this is the guy who is doing the movie, after all. Chances are, unless Raimi is just making an innocent joke, Morbius is gonna be the next Spidey villain. Or at least, one of the villains, as Raimi has proven with part 3 that he’s not against overstuffing when it comes to villains.

Here’s a bit of Morbius’ fake history via Wikipedia:

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.

The entry also mentions that Morbius once fought Spider-man and, get this — The Lizard. People have been waiting for Raimi to finally do something with the Lizard for a while now, since the character’s human alter ego have appeared in the franchise already. This might be a good spot for it. As in the comics, Morbius would be the main villain, while the Lizard is a pseudo villain, and in the end, it’s Spidey and Lizard versus Morbius. You get two times the villainy (in the early goings), then ol Lizard gets one of those redemption character arcs that Raimi seems to love in his Spidey movies.

Just a thought.

Below: Two’s company, but three’s fang-tastic.



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  • chris

    it would be cool if lizard and morbius were used then b ring back doc ock and venom. kraven would be a nice addition as well.i also think carnage should be added because of the symbiote that dr. conners has could explain carnages origins. whatever happens the lizard must be added.

  • chris

    it would be cool if lizard and morbius were used then b ring back doc ock and venom. kraven would be a nice addition as well.i also think carnage should be added because of the symbiote that dr. conners has could explain carnages origins. whatever happens the lizard must be added.

  • http://myspace.com/ Brad L. Wooldridge

    Well, Morbius isn’t supernaturally, or at least, didn’t start as supernatural, so that’s really not going to work for Raimi. But, I do like the character. However, the Lizard really deserves his due already.

  • http://myspace.com Brad L. Wooldridge

    Well, Morbius isn’t supernaturally, or at least, didn’t start as supernatural, so that’s really not going to work for Raimi. But, I do like the character. However, the Lizard really deserves his due already.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Kraven is alright but not 1 of Spidey’s biggest foes.

    What Uncle Sam is trying to do with Spiderman’s movies are, he’s trying to make all the main Spidey villains, the ones we always see whenever we see a new spiderman. Main villains such as Green Goblin and Venom.

    Yes Lizard man is one of Spiderman’s main villain, but he isn’t that tough. Morbuis is good but doesn’t play a big role in Spiderman.

    I only got into Spiderman with the 1994 cartoon:) Morbius the villain only linked to Spiderman turning into the 6 arm monster.

    The still need to bring back Venom cuz Uncle Sam f**ed up the villain in number 3:/

    Electro is another one of Spidey’s main villain, but to make him in a movie will require a lot of money, it will become Lucas’s sort of work.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Kraven is alright but not 1 of Spidey’s biggest foes.

    What Uncle Sam is trying to do with Spiderman’s movies are, he’s trying to make all the main Spidey villains, the ones we always see whenever we see a new spiderman. Main villains such as Green Goblin and Venom.

    Yes Lizard man is one of Spiderman’s main villain, but he isn’t that tough. Morbuis is good but doesn’t play a big role in Spiderman.

    I only got into Spiderman with the 1994 cartoon:) Morbius the villain only linked to Spiderman turning into the 6 arm monster.

    The still need to bring back Venom cuz Uncle Sam f**ed up the villain in number 3:/

    Electro is another one of Spidey’s main villain, but to make him in a movie will require a lot of money, it will become Lucas’s sort of work.

  • Marvel Dude

    I want Morbius, Lizard and, Kraven the Hunter for Spiderman 4 – You know Morbius bit Dr. Connor’s neck and transform him to the lizard and Kraven is going hunt Lizard so Spiderman have to stop him before he kill lizard because he a friend a Dr. Connor, he try to help him.

    And for Spiderman 5 – Venom and his group Sinister Six to hunt Spidey and then united to fight Carnage!

  • Marvel Dude

    I want Morbius, Lizard and, Kraven the Hunter for Spiderman 4 – You know Morbius bit Dr. Connor’s neck and transform him to the lizard and Kraven is going hunt Lizard so Spiderman have to stop him before he kill lizard because he a friend a Dr. Connor, he try to help him.

    And for Spiderman 5 – Venom and his group Sinister Six to hunt Spidey and then united to fight Carnage!

  • http://www.superrobotmayhem.com/comic-book-movies/spiderman-4/ spider-man

    Morbius and black cat should be cool but it has anyone seen what they have planned for bruce campbel yet, he was rumored to have a big part in the film

  • http://www.superrobotmayhem.com/comic-book-movies/spiderman-4/ spider-man

    Morbius and black cat should be cool but it has anyone seen what they have planned for bruce campbel yet, he was rumored to have a big part in the film