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?