Sony’s Spider-Verse movie series continues with Morbius: The Living Vampire, starring Jared Leto as Michael Morbius. Morbius the character has been in existence since the early 70’s debuting in Amazing Spider-Man #101, created by the legendary Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane.
Dr. Michael Morbius (Leto) is afflicted with an incredibly rare form of blood disease that is killing him. His desperation leads him to experiment on himself that turns him into a sort of living vampire, one that has none of the weaknesses to garlic, holy water and silver, but still requires ingestion of blood in order to survive. The character becomes a sort of anti-hero.
Sony has been eager to beef up their stable of movies within the Spider-Man universe and Morbius joins Venom as the first two produced. Time will tell if former-Joker Jared Leto can carry this film into being a hit for Sony. To be honest, Morbius as a character isn’t particularly strong, but then neither were the Guardians of The Galaxy and they are household names. We shall see.
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