Asim Ahmad To Play Vampire Villain ‘Morbius’ In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel?
UPDATE | According to the villain's apparent actor, Morbius the Living Vampire will have a minor part in Marc Webb's much-anticipated 2014 followup to The Amazing Spider-Man reboot.
While Academy Award Winning actor Jamie Foxx recently signed on to play Electro, the main antagonist of director Marc Webb's 2014 followup to The Amazing Spider-Man untold story, it seems that a villainous vampire may also have a presence in the anticipated sequel.
According to actor, stuntman Asim Ahmad's official site, he recently signed on for a supporting role in the film as Professor Michael Morbius. And he further confirmed the news to Marvel Comics writer Joe Keatinge, who is currently working on a new Morbius: The Living Vampire ongoing series.
UPDATE: According to sources of CS/SHH, Asim Ahmad has NOT joined the sequel's cast.
Asim Ahmad, 34, had small roles roles in The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and The Expendables 2. He'll also appear in next year's Star Trek Into Darkness, as a Klingon Commander.
In the comics, Michael Morbius was a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, who had attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease with an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshock therapy. However, he instead became afflicted with a far worse condition, "pseudo-vampirism," that mimicked the powers and blood-thirst of legendary vampirism. Of course, the character likely won't show his true colors in this film, but maybe the third. What do you think?
The next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley. The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The untitled new film in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will begin in early 2013 in New York.
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