Superhero fans have seen and digested the new Morbius trailer that recently dropped in. The second movie in Sony’s Marvel Universe blew fan’s mind with a spiderman sign appearing in the trailer, setting the movie in actual Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Who is Morbius?
Morbius aka Dr. Michael Morbius, Ph.D., M.D., first appeared in The Amazing Spiderman as an antagonist. He suffers from a rare blood condition and looks for a cure. In time he experiments with a treatment involving vampire bat DNA and shock therapy but gets afflicted with pseudo-vampirism. Now, he is forced to drink blood in order to sustain life and vitality.
What one can clearly see in the trailer is that Dr Michael Morbius played by Jered Leto is kind and sensitive unlike the sadistic version of the comics. Also, the movie has similar dark treatment as of the comics confirming Marvel’s bid to charter territories of the horror genre.
Abilities and Powers
The comic book Morbius doesn’t possess the same powers as a supernatural vampire nor the traditional weaknesses. No garlic or holy water will affect this living vampire. His skin gets burnt due to photosensitivity from sun rays but unlike the traditional vampires, he doesn’t die (or sparkle) when exposed to the sun. We are yet to see what approach Marvel takes with the character as they are known to take liberties to tweak the powers.
Morbius can hypnotize people, have superhuman strength and speed like the traditional vampires. In the trailer, we can see that Marvel’s Morbius too have night vision and echolocation. Like the Wolverine, Dr Michael Morbius too have healing powers. His bite instantly kill his enemies, doesn’t turn them into pseudo vampire. There are only a few instances in the comics where it has happened. Let’s see where the Sony-Marvel team takes the character’s ability.