The makers of Spider-Man might be planning to try and tap into the lucrative ‘Twilight’ market.
Chud.com reckons director Sam Raimi has given an indication of who will be the villain in the fourth installment of the popular superhero franchise, Morbius, the Living Vampire.
Raimi played along with the rumour that has been doing the rounds while speaking to FearNET to promote his ‘in-between’ Spider-Man movie, Drag Me To Hell. Via Chud.com, the interview can be seen here.
Morbius has been popping up in Spider-Man comics regularly since since he first appeared way back in 1971.
Apparently, Morbius was created in large part because Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Stan Lee wanted to launch an indirect challenge on the Comics Code Authority’s ban on vampires.
Morbius is a living man who is given vampiric abilities via scientific means, and not the supernatural ones prohibited by the Code. Find out more about this and other Morbius facts over at wiki.
The reception to the news from fans hasn’t been great, with the die-hards still in favour of The Lizard being the number one adversary, with maybe Carnage next.
Whoever gets the gig, Spider-Man’s greatest challenge could be getting a decent script if the last movie was anything to go by. The film is scheduled for a mid-2011 release.