Morbius The Living Vampire is a Sony Property and Not a Disney One
Marvel movies as we all know exist under the flag of Disney. Morbius The Living Vampire, or Just Morbius as its being called is filmed by Sony. The trailer was released earlier this year which you can watch below.
The trailer above introduces us to Morbius the Living Vampire (who originally appeared in Marvel comics as a Spider-Man villain). Dr. Micheal Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist. Having a rare blood disease he sets out to cure himself. When attempting an experimental treatment, he transforms himself in to a pseudo-vampire with superhuman powers.
According to Marvel:
From a young age, Michael Morbius lives with a rare blood disease in Greece. Fearful of her son getting hurt, his mother forces him to stay inside. His father, Makaoria—a surrealist filmmaker, author, and painter—was so often absent from his life that Michael could barely remember his face. Michael’s mother keeps the family going by working in her father’s bookstore. Still, Michael sneaks out of his house to play with his friend Emil Nikos. During one of these excursions, Michael falls and gets seriously injured, which pushes Emil to promise not to let anything like that happen again.
The duo goes off to college where they both study science so that they could figure out a cure for Morbius’ condition. Their research into using vampire bat blood to make a cure earned a Nobel Prize. Though Michael’s condition worsens to the point where he breaks a finger lifting a mug, but the prize money helps fuel the next stage of the experimentation process.
Is Morbius The Living Vampire A Villian?
Morbius sailed by ship to the U.S. and killed the crew in his search for blood. He attempted to kill himself but failed and took a room at a beach house where he met Spider-Man, who was trying to reverse the process that gave him six arms at that time. Spider-Man was attacked by Morbius, but their fight was disrupted by Dr. Connors, who changed into a Lizard.
Morbius escaped, but not before biting Connors (which partially returned him to normal). Spider-Man and Connors realized that Morbius’ blood could be a cure for both of them and decided to help each other. They tracked him down and after another battle extracted some of his blood, causing Connors to remain in his human state and Spider-Man to lose his additional arms.
Its also worth mentioning that yes he is a villain, but one yo feel sorry for and hope will get better. Morbius can be found interacting with the X-men as well as other Marvel characters, and he usually is the antagonist.
What Are His Powers?
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Agility
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Acute Senses
- Regenerative Healing Factor
- Fangs & Claws
- Psionic Gliding
- Vampire Creation
- Immunity to Most Vampire Vulnerabilities
- Virtual Immortality
- Genius Intellect
What are his Vulnerabilities?
Hunger – He must ingest fresh blood several times a week in order to maintain his physical and mental vitality. The longer he goes without the more weak he gets.
Sunlight – Sunlight cannot kill him, but his eyes and skin are sensitive to it.
Mental Instability – Morbius has suffered through suicidal ideation of multiple occasions, desiring to end his life when unable to cure himself of his condition. He has also been shown to suffer through visual and auditory hallucinations.
Marvel Recently announced on November 13th, 2020 that Coming in February 2021, the Living Vampire faces a ghost from his past in MORBIUS: BOND OF BLOOD #1!
“I’m super excited to dip into the spookier side of the Marvel Universe with Ralph Macchio,” notes Reilly. “I have a soft spot for Morbius, in no small part due to the skill with which Gil Kane first brought him to life in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. I’ll do my best to channel some of his magic to make this book a fun read!”Tom Reilly (artist, illustrator)