Jared Leto’s ‘Morbius: The Living Vampire’ to Square Off Against a Newly Created Villain, Sigh

Gallery Icon

brian-mcgee - October 17, 2018

If there's one thing the world doesn't need any more of, it's movies about Spider-Man characters that don't feature the friendly neighborhood webslinger. Granted it's impossible for Spidey to be in every movie, but there's a few he definitely needs to be in. Like Venom. And especially Morbius: The Living Vampire.

But because this is Hollywood and things don't have to make sense, we're getting a Morbius movie with Oscar winner Jared Leto in the title role. Better yet, he'll be facing off against his greatest nemesis: some newly created jackoff that borrows traits from other characters in the comics.

According to That Hashtag Show, the villain facing off against Leto's Michael Morbius will be none other than Loxias Crown, a version of a fairly prominent Spider-Man/Morbius characters...

If that name doesn’t quite ring a bell it’s because Loxias Crown doesn’t exist in the comics… not by that name anyway. It seems as though Sony might be adapting the mutant supervillain Crown, who later went by the name Hunger and came into conflict with Spider-Man and Morbius.

Crown first appeared in 1997’s Spider-Man #76. If Sony is adapting Crown here, they’re making some serious alterations to the character's history. In the film, Loxias Crown suffers from the same rare blood disease as his good friend Morbius. Like Morbius, Loxias will be transformed by the serum that Moribus developed to cure them and the film’s main conflict will center on Morbius trying to stop the killing machine Loxias has become while also fighting off his own blood lust.

Great. Can't wait. I'm sure it's gonna be a blast.