Morbius Could Be in 'Spider-Man 4', or Not

January 9, 2009


Does Sam Raimi want Morbius the Living Vampire as the villain in the next Spider-Man sequel? If you want to speculate that the director saying he likes it when Morbius fights Spider-Man in the comics to mean that, then yes. From Empire Magazine (via /Film):

“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 there you go. Personally, I'm less concerned about what this quote might mean in regards to Spider-Man 4 and more with what hints it gives about Sam Raimi's mental state. Doesn't it kind of sound like he has borderline dementia? Who gives quotes like that? Before Dark Knight, you never heard Christopher Nolan saying, "I enjoy it in the DC comic booklets when Batman fights the Joker. A clown!" It sounds like my grandpa muttering about the evening news. "I like it when the man on the TV gives Grandpa the weather. Help! A vampire!"

Of course maybe the question was, "Sam, do you like it--in the Marvel comics--when Spider-Man fights Morbius--and could you make sure to restate the question in your response and shout that Morbius is a vampire afterwards?", in which case I'm the one over-analyzing everything and looking like the fool. But I find it hard to believe I could be the one seeming foolish simply by spending half-an-hour reading into a quote and criticizing its slightly peculiar phrasing.

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