Morbius possibly in 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel

Posted by k4tzm4n (36126 posts) - - Show Bio

Things are looking up for Morbius. Not only will he have his own Marvel NOW! title, but now he'll apparently have a role in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel! Asim Ahmad is allegedly going to play Dr. Michael Morbius and said the following on Twitter about the proposed part.

In my opinion, Morbius would fit very well into Norman Osborn's universe of shady scientific experiments, even if it's just a small part. What do you think?

Amazing Spider-Man 2 is expected to hit theaters May 2, 2014.

UPDATE

Superherohype is claiming the rumor isn't true.

Source: Cosmic Booknews

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#1 Posted by Cavemold (1669 posts) - - Show Bio

hm,,,, why????

#2 Posted by mattwing87 (426 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like my secret idea might come true...They are calling the sequel The Spectacular Spider-Man. The third should be called The Sensational Spider-Man!

#3 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay...

#4 Posted by ccraft (5017 posts) - - Show Bio

When they gonna make a Deathstroke movie, u know? Everyone loves action movies, plus add a dc character, and u get an awesome movie!

#5 Posted by AlexMarks (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, never would have thought that they would use Morbius in a Spider-Man movie but I can't help think that his new title in the comics has some role in promoting him for the movie...Oh God, I'm going into conspiracy theorist mode. Anyway, I like it!

#6 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8846 posts) - - Show Bio

i don't know what tot think about that. I don't think he is popular enough of a Spidey villain to be in the movie and for fans to be excited for him to be in the movie

#7 Posted by kid Apollo (705 posts) - - Show Bio

im alright with this. i love nods to other characters in super-hero movies. like all the ant references in the Avengers. i dont see him being that big of a character so why not have a small cameo like dr. connors in the other Spider trilogy

#8 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

My initial gut reaction was "noooo", but then, I also thought that for the Lizard and was pretty happy with the end result. As long as the next film doesn't overreach with too many villains and keeps the characters interesting and understandable, I think this could work.

#9 Posted by Mucklefluga (2504 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems Legit

#10 Posted by k4tzm4n (36126 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

When they gonna make a Deathstroke movie, u know? Everyone loves action movies, plus add a dc character, and u get an awesome movie!

There's no word at all on Deathstroke appearing in any films. Best I can offer is the fact he's in the TV show Arrow and will soon appear in the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

@kid Apollo said:

im alright with this. i love nods to other characters in super-hero movies. like all the ant references in the Avengers. i dont see him being that big of a character so why not have a small cameo like dr. connors in the other Spider trilogy

Agreed. The more "easter eggs," the better. It really makes the movieverse stand out instead of feeling like our world with only a few key changes.

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#11 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems random...

#12 Posted by kennybaese (1088 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@kid Apollo said:

im alright with this. i love nods to other characters in super-hero movies. like all the ant references in the Avengers. i dont see him being that big of a character so why not have a small cameo like dr. connors in the other Spider trilogy

Agreed. The more "easter eggs," the better. It really makes the movieverse stand out instead of feeling like our world with only a few key changes.

They are great little winks for the bigger fans in the audience. Plus, it gives them a character that is already built into the world of the movie should they want to revisit him in a greater way later. It makes it look like the use of that character was planned earlier than it maybe necessarily was, and if they don't use him for anything else later then it's a nice little piece of fan service.

#13 Posted by LiamB8 (54 posts) - - Show Bio

seems abit random but... I only own one morbius comic and I enjoyed it!

#14 Edited by Mutant God (3011 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Morbius more than Electro

#15 Posted by Tyrannotaur (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really care much for Morbius, but its cool he will be in the movie for a bit. I do like that they are using Spectacular Spider-man instead of Amazing Spider-man 2.

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32223 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea this is cool

#17 Posted by Chaos Burn (1772 posts) - - Show Bio

quick IMDB, is he the chubby comic book writer?

#18 Posted by xAnimosity (183 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Morbius. But Kraven would be cooler.

#19 Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio

That seems cool. Have him just be a scientist and open the door for the character to turn into Moribus in the 4th or 5th movie. The same way that Connors was introduced in the original trilogy.

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#20 Posted by LiamB8 (54 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God: I have to agree!!!!!!!
#21 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

That seems cool. Have him just be a scientist and open the door for the character to turn into Moribus in the 4th or 5th movie. The same way that Connors was introduced in the original trilogy.

#22 Posted by Krusnik (64 posts) - - Show Bio

*Nods.* I approve of this.

#23 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7504 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, if Morbius is in this my interest in this film will highly raise.

#24 Posted by JonSmith (3980 posts) - - Show Bio

How is it I like the characters that are being talked about for this movie, and don't know the actors, yet every announcement made about it just fills me with disgust and disappointment?

#25 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

I've mentioned the possibility of Morbius, but when I tell my friends they think I'm joking!

#26 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

uh...why? Don't we already have Electro and Norman Osbourne?

#27 Posted by Sammo21 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems plausible. Michael Morbius maybe either working at Oscorp or possibly as a professor at the college Peter and Gwen start at? Do we know if Peter/Gwen are still in highschool during ASM2?

#28 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

For a moment I thought we were going to see the Living Vampire, and then I would ask what the purpose of that would be. If it was just Dr. Michael Morbius it would make more sense...but then again for such a small time why even bother to put him there at all? Good to see the rumor isn't true.

#29 Posted by k4tzm4n (36126 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus: He's still saying he's in it over on his Twitter feed. I guess we'll have to wait and see who's right.

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#30 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (5875 posts) - - Show Bio

???

#31 Posted by Cavemold (1669 posts) - - Show Bio

guess we will find out

#32 Edited by geoff2005 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

whether its true or not, they should do it and cash in the vampire crazy right now. It probably a set up for him in the 3rd movie or something

#33 Posted by Novemberx2 (393 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow you know when sony ex said "We want spiderman to be our twilight" i thought he was joking,

then i saw the film was going to be best more the gwen and peters relationship and thought "hmm"

then i saw people tweeting "Team Gwen" and "Team MJ" and i thought oh no its happening.

Then i saw the film, which was awful.

Now this leaves me extremely worried.

#34 Posted by Awesomecris88 (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Kraken would be cooler but morbius would probably fit in the movie universe better

#35 Posted by Ama_Sama (101 posts) - - Show Bio

Osborn, Electro, and Morbius all in the same movie? I approve. I actually love the idea of multiple villains [and the fact they're using one who gets ignored like Morbius sometimes does: more of a nod to actual comic fans than the masses when they do that]. After all: when are villains ever so polite as to let just one reek mayhem while the others wait their turns? The more Parker has to try and balance and deal with all at once, the better.

Also: I know he'd have nothing to do with the Spiderman part of the Marvel-verse, but the shady guy who appeared and disappeared with the lightning in the 1st movie reminded me of Mephisto [as he's been seen in recent movies] more than the Green Goblin/Osborn. Just saying. xD

#36 Posted by nappystr8 (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, highly doubt this rumor is true as that actor looks absolutely nothing like Michael Morbius. But Morbius would be a very interesting villain (or supporting character) to put into the film franchise.

...Although it certainly wouldn't do anything to quash the frivolous comparisons to Twilight.

#37 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

If it is true, this would explain part of the reasoning behind his comic.

#38 Posted by DaltonMunnal (161 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I am worried about them trying to use too many villains in a movie (again), but he says it's only in two pages of the script, so I'm fine with it.

Electro is confirmed. Amazing had a really interesting (perhaps unintentional) clue to Mysterio in the very last shot right before the credits start. Venom should be showing up since he's said to have his own movie coming. And Norman obviously has to show up eventually. Now a possibility of Morbius... this might end up being a little too much.

#39 Posted by Metatron_Da_Don (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its fairly obvious Morbius would start out as a scientist in the background. He only gets 2 pages according to the actor's tweet. Its not going to be a lot of screentime.

#40 Posted by BoyWander (318 posts) - - Show Bio

So instead of Amazing spider-man 2 they're going with another adjective? Neat. Then what? Avenging Spider-man, Superior Spider-man and then Ultimate Spider-man?

Also shame on you SuperHerohype. Let us dream.

#41 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (6866 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: The only problem with the Easter eggs is that Sony is not allowed to hint to any characters that aren't within the Spider-man franchise. So there's a really specific list to who they can mention. If they mentioned Reed Richards or something, they are going to get sued by Fox lol. There is only so many people the film can allude to, who aren't villains or not already appearing in the film.

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#42 Posted by revbucky (306 posts) - - Show Bio

Morbius! Yes! Yes!

#43 Posted by Schabbe (82 posts) - - Show Bio

" So instead of Amazing spider-man 2 they're going with another adjective? Neat. Then what? Avenging Spider-man, Superior Spider-man and then Ultimate Spider-man?"


i could se Avenging Spider-Man as a good title for a sequel, perhaps if Gwen is killed of.. 
#44 Posted by LordRequiem (1308 posts) - - Show Bio

Please let this be true, Morbius is so underrated as a Spidery character. Remember him in the cartoon? "I hunger for plasma."

#45 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm guessing that nobody's read the update...

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