Morbius to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

Asim Ahmad claims to have been cast

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may well have cast itself another villain, with actor Asim Ahmad claiming to have been cast as one Michael Morbius.

Fans of the comic-books will know that Morbius is a Nobel prize-winning biochemist who drastically alters his physical makeup when attempting to treat himself for a rare blood condition.

Employing electro-shock therapy and, er, vampire bats, his experiment all goes a bit wrong, and Morbius is transformed into a vampire-like creature himself. Textbook stuff.

“Morbius is only mentioned in two pages, not a big part," tweeted Ahmad, suggesting that the casting is either a brief nod to the fans or a brief set-up for a later appearance. Given the relative anonymity of the actor, we’d suggest it’s probably the former.

Still, it’s a nice comic-book reference to get those geek senses tingling. Directed by Marc Webb and co-starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

Would you like to see Morbius on screen? Tell us, below!

Comments

    • Monkeynuts30

      Dec 13th 2012, 10:03

      Please, PLEASE learn from the past mistakes of others (many, many others) and do not clutter up yet another sequel with too many characters. It's a common mistake to think a second film needs twice the villains and I'm sure most of us comic and movie fans would rather see one well-realised bad guy than two or three poory executed caricatures.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Dec 13th 2012, 10:04

      poorly*

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    • marvelboy

      Dec 13th 2012, 10:07

      Mokeynuts30 - I don't think he's going to appear in vampire form if he only has 2pages of script, Also thinking about it - his name did pop up in The Amazing Spider-man game ...

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    • dawnmccoy

      Dec 13th 2012, 19:46

      I want Morbius in a movie sooooo bad but this actor needs to lose 50 lbs for the role. I'm hoping they maybe drop the name and then Marvel okays that Midnight Sons movie I've been dreaming about.

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    • Dozer

      Dec 13th 2012, 21:07

      It's a complete fabrication. This actor did the same thing when Nina Gold were casting for the third season of Game of Thrones. Asim Ahmad claimed to have landed the role of Thoros of Myr - the role that went to Paul Kaye. He claims to have been involved in a number of high profile projects though fails to back them up with facts.

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 13th 2012, 21:39

      I remember Morbius from the cartoon series as that's when Peter started to mutate into that Spider creature.

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    • alexr

      Dec 14th 2012, 11:55

      @Ali1748 Oh great, the eight limbed Peter Parker story. I fecking hated that....

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    • trustno1

      Apr 11th 2013, 7:17

      I know asim ahmad.... i have a collection of photos of him with various actors he has photoshopped, he is the biggest fraud on the net. he isn't an actor, and morbius is not in the next spiderman

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