Sam Raimi Addresses the Morbius Spider-Man 4 Rumors
by Alex Billington
May 22, 2009
Earlier in the year, director Sam Raimi let slip that he was a fan of the vampire villain Morbius from the Spider-Man comics. Everyone jumped on the news as a hint that Morbius might be a villain in Spider-Man 4, but we knew better than to jump to that conclusion this early on. Raimi was recently interviewed by CHUD and was pointlessly asked about the Morbius rumor yet again. "What? I don't now anything about that," Raimi said sarcastically at first. Instead of actually addressing the potential that we might see Morbius in Spider-Man 4, though, Raimi instead talked about why he likes vampires so much. Read on!
"I guess they're very appealing. The best of villains have some positive qualities. That is - they can be very sexy and alluring. And the way in which they attack you is very sensual, it's almost something you desire."
"That's why I like the fact that there is a cure against them in some of the lore, like garlic or the cross. That's really interesting, that there is 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 that you can be turned into one of them is interesting also. Its got a lot of enticing qualities for a storyteller or an audience."
Of course, there's the possibility that Raimi could be hinting at the idea that he's got some vampire projects in development at Ghost House Pictures, his horror production company. His answers are a little too vague and too disconnected from Spider-Man 4 to push the rumor one way or another. And although I know the vampire trend is at its peak right now (thanks to Twilight), I really don't think Sony will put a vampire villain in the movie. Although it's unlikely that Morbius will show up in the end, I am very curious to see what villains Raimi ends up bringing to life in this next Spider-Man movie. Any good suggestions?
Reader Feedback - 47 Comments
i don't think he addressed the rumors at all but still interesting.
cat on May 22, 2009
Just bring on Carnage, only villian I want to see.
Matthew on May 22, 2009
if he hates venom he will hate carnage we will get lizard it is too easy not to
nelson on May 22, 2009
Lizard is good! Kraven is also good!
Blue Silver on May 22, 2009
Kraven would be the best unaddressed Spider-man villain for a new film.
L on May 22, 2009
Not Morbius. Vampires were cool until those dumb Twilight books came out. Now its a cash cow thats being milked for all its got. If they put Morbius in, then they are doing it for a fad and that sucks, but its Sony so it will probably happen that way.
John is a Basterd on May 22, 2009
I'd rather have no Carnage than a watered down PG-13 Carnage.
Dean on May 22, 2009
Morbius would be epic, if done right. but not with Toby. he's too young and it'd be awkward. looking at toby beat up is annoying. Lizard is still the best choice. they've been hinting at him in every movie! Kraven could also be fun, but not sure he fits well with Lizard. Lizard and Venom would have been ideal... but oh well.
dave13 on May 22, 2009
The Vulture and Lizard
Caleb on May 22, 2009
bruce campbell as mysterio cause i read somewhere that it was hinted he could be him,even though he played the french hostess guy. and lizard.
erik on May 22, 2009
My suggestion is that he do the franchise a huge favor and not make a 4th, 5th, and 6th movie. He's already ruined the franchise, I have no idea why Sony would let him make more unless it was only about the money. I, for one, don't feel like lining Sony's pocketbook for subpar films.
Pete the Geek on May 22, 2009
Please NO MORE VAMPIRES! Especially in spider man
Dan W on May 22, 2009
Ok so I was thinking, Gerard Butler as Kraven, who hears of a giant lizard terrorizing New York. He stumbles upon Spider-man who is also trying to not only defeat but also save Dr. Connors. Kraven then becomes annoyed/intrigued by SPider-man's abilities that he decides to hunt him as well. Whatya think??? Maybe turn the subways into an extremely dark setting reminiscient of the Alien films?
KG on May 22, 2009
I say Mysterio a more humanistic version with actual problems.......or vulture, and my personal fav is dock Ock again a rematch
maxx on May 22, 2009
They wont have kraven! he is sooo gay!!! its going to be something like this... Hob Goblin, Carnage, Lizard(most likely although a lizard is just retarded) maybe a set up for morbious in this movie DONT FORGET THAT Spidey 4 and 5 are being filmed back to back So i'm sure the Sinister Six will show up Due to SANDMAN being alive and most likely DOC OCT is not dead i mean come on drowning??? no Villain drowns I'm sure he will try to get as many baddies as he can while he has tobi mcguire playing spider man so i'm sure he will bring us one other super hero to fight off every one in the next two movies Possible the human torch or hulk.... but most likely John Jameson will become man wolf or star god because we have allready seen him in this series
zach on May 22, 2009
Raimi already ruined my child hood with Spiderman 3. So he can do whatever he wants because he can't lower the standards of spidey any further.
CLZ on May 23, 2009
No. 3 was a piece of shit. How about Aqua Man for No.4? That would be awesome! Let the Joke continue!
Hercie on May 23, 2009
as long as raimi controls it and doesn't have sony forcing villians into the movie, they might be able to pull it off. but i think that the sudden introduction of the supernatural, as opposed to the more science driven character, will seem strange and unnatural for the franchise
fracaso on May 23, 2009
Bring Venom back him and morbious , just 2 straight up evil individuals.
BadKarma on May 23, 2009
3 and 4 were suppose to be filmed back to back. Vampires are not at a height, emo twinks wearing too much make up are at a height.
LSP on May 23, 2009
I think the Kraven and Lizard combo would be the best idea. But some of the above comments got me interested to see Mysterio and Vulture as well as they're more "human" characters with the possibility for crazy cinematography and effects with Mysterio, and the possibility for a fresh environment in the jungles of Central America for The Vulture. Kraven hunting Man Spider would be a great idea as well because it would make Spiderman his own enemy, and Kraven is both a good and a bad guy which allows for cinematic gold.
peloquin on May 23, 2009
Peter Parker knows who the Lizard really is, so he's trying to catch him. Enter Kraven who wants the Lizards head mounted on his wall. Away we go. In the end, Venom shows up again but this time HE'S NOT FUCKING LAME. Yeah ok, last part is a stretch.
Syphous on May 23, 2009
Would love to see Rhino,Vulture and Electro.
Fisherr on May 23, 2009
It's really gotta be Lizard. Leaving him out at this point would be unacceptable since he's already a character in the movies. I think the Scorpion storyline would be good. What I really wish they'd do is start crossing over into another hero's storyline and maybe set up a future Civil War movie.
AxeFaktor on May 23, 2009
Bah, I don't want another Spider-Man movie. The 3rd one was a disaster, imo.
SuicidalOptimist on May 23, 2009
I think we'll see The Lizard and Mysterio. The Lizard is a given since we've seen Dr. Connors in the previous movies and we've also seen Mysterio. Yes, we have. Bruce Campbell has been playing Mysterio in all 3 movies, as the ring announcer/the doorman at the theatre/the host at the restaurant. THAT'S Mysterio!
Robert on May 23, 2009
please no more Spiderman! the movies died as soon as the third one came out
DoomCanoe on May 23, 2009
Michael Morbius has been in the Spider-Man comics for almost 40 years it's a massive possibility he'll end up in the film...sorry to burst your bubble Alex but he's a front runner just like the Lizard
Davey Jones on May 23, 2009
oh god no more vampires please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Official ban on vampires in film for at least 5 years would be great!
Voice of reason on May 23, 2009
they should have cross over with blade.
Darrin on May 23, 2009
SPIDERMAN/IRONMAN CROSSOVER!! xD
Toucmyinfction on May 23, 2009
I would like to see a lizard/venom return movie.......(venom protected eddie brock from explosion) and either at the end it sets up for carnage or he confronts spider-man and venom in the middle. Another thing i would like to see is doc ock return and ether want to rebuild his machine or use scientific knowledge to help return the lizard to dr.conners. another thing ive been waiting for would be tombstone! Overall the villians i most want to see in the next 2 movies are 10.shocker (like his power) 9.rhino (would like 2 see the fights) 8.vulture (would be cool with the wings) 7.electro (love his power) 6.Tombstone (Love the character) 5.Scorpion (would like to see the scorpion costume) 4.lizard (good villian been setting him up for years) 3.Venom ( Very cool villian needs worl replace actor make bigger) 2.Doc ock (love the 8 arms was played so good in spiderman 2(the best movie)would like return) 1.CARNAGE!!!!(the best villian would be so fun to watch as long as he is as ruthless as he should be) thyere are a few others i would like to see but i think these would be best.
korey on May 24, 2009
LIZARD AND VULTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!! and at the end they should it will be so so cool that they open the door to spidrman 5 by introducing in some way the appearence of carnage and hobgoblin dude taht will be awesome something like that you see someone entering to the osbourne mansion now abbandoned and seeing him stealing the gobling stuff and for carnage.... shit i don´t know but it will bve awesome and i will absolutley love seeing the film version of the vulture
Godius333 on May 24, 2009
OH MY GOD I JUST FORGET IT!!!!!! INCLUDE SCORPION!!!!! just imagine how cool will it be seeing the vulture and scorpion in his awsome high tecnological movie outfits fighting to see who is gonna beat spiderman!!!!!!!!!!!!! dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even better than doc oc tentacles!!!!!!!!!
Godius333 on May 24, 2009
Mickey Rourke for Kraven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Godius333 on May 24, 2009
Ghost House Pictures already released a vampire film: 30 Days of Night
Sean Kelly on May 24, 2009
The Scorpion would be cool. And a crossover with The Punisher, that would be awesome. I had a Spidey comic book when I was a kid and it had The Punisher shooting Spidey's web-shooters off his wrists. Spidey couldn't believe The Punisher was that good. And his Spider senses didn't tingle because technically, his life wasn't in danger. It's always cool when good guys fight each other because of some misunderstanding started by some villain. I'd like to see them develop a movie devoted to just good guys brawlin' on each other.
julius on May 25, 2009
well carnage would be great to pull carnage off it needs someone to be like Jim carrey because everyone no that he can be serious after number 23 and all his comedy movies because if you think about it carnage have that funny crazy side and Jim carrey would fit that perfectly he also have so much experience he can really pull it off also Lizard or black Cat would make spiderman 4 A huge hit and that is what I have to say about that but i really prefer carnage
ish on May 28, 2009
i agree with ish
korey on May 30, 2009
The Lizard and Scorpion would be an awesome combo. Since Morbius wasn't really a villian, in fact most of the time he was actually good, he just had a thirst for blood that he couldn't control. Have him team up with Spider-Man to stop Scorpion and the Lizard.
Scorpion on Jun 20, 2009
John Travolta as The Scorpion and Scarlett Johansson as Black Cat would make an interesting choice.
Rick on Jun 22, 2009
can somebody please help me how you can filter 2 or more names? thanks alot.
avie on Aug 6, 2009
ben kingsley or malcom macdow as vulture, and chris angel as morbius
aaron. d on Sep 8, 2009
Listen people the right person that should be Carnage is Colin Farrel, he was great a bullseye.
Derek aitken on Oct 30, 2009
I for one didn't have a problem with the amount of villians in 3(they could have done better with Venom) since the number has so far equaled the number of the sequal. So it should be the Lizard ofcourse, cuz he's already there, Kraven who captures the lizard and then sets his sights on Spidey, Scorpion hired by Jamison to catch/kill Spider-man, and The Chameleon who's running around committing crimes as you-know-who. I also like Mysterio and Black Cat as others have said.
Mr. Whoopee on Nov 6, 2009
Sigh, all these new school fanboys asking for Carnage or Morbius. The next villains in Line absolutely HAVE to be Elektro, Vulture, Mysterio and Kraven. Anyone else is second rate, those guys right there are some of the main Spidey mastermind villains that have gone unadressed, especially Elektro.
Brandon on Nov 16, 2009
vemon has to finish with spiderman first and i dont care if there a too man villians as long as there all realist not alot of villians can be used electro would be cool but villians like vulture mysterio would just suk. i just want a reboot or if no reboot get a new parker maguire suks bad
sam on Nov 18, 2009
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