Most of the time, vampires are the villains in Hollywood movies. They’re portrayed as soulless bloodsuckers who pose an existential threat to all humanity. But sometimes even a vampire can be a hero. That’s the case with Morbius, a Marvel hero who’s set to be portrayed by Jared Leto in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spin-off movie.
To help prep for this new addition to Sony’s growing Spider-Man cinematic universe, here’s everything you need to know about the man they call “The Living Vampire.”
Morbius Explained: The Basics
Dr. Michael Morbius was a respected biochemist suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. Desperate for a cure, Morbius performed dangerous experiments on himself using vampire bat DNA and inadvertently transformed into a “living vampire.” While he wasn’t actually bitten by one of the many vampires that live in the Marvel Universe, Morbius’ condition has many of the same symptoms. He has a never-ending thirst for blood and must forever live apart from human society.