Morbius is based on the Spider-Man villain of the same name. It’s unclear who Gibson would play in the film at this time.
Writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane created Morbius in 1971 for “The Amazing Spider-Man #101.” The comic depicted a scientist who attempted to cure himself of a blood disease. In an experiment-gone-wrong, he adopted traits of a vampire such as fangs and a thirst for blood. Naturally, after causing mayhem across the city, he crossed paths with Spider-Man. Morbius appeared in Marvel Comics and was revived in the 1992 series “Morbius, the Living Vampire.”
Earlier on Tuesday (Mar. 5), Tyrese revealed that he created his own comic book, entitled Mayhem. “The comic created in collaboration with Meltdown Comics, features a black superhero,” Tyrese wrote in a post on Instagram. “People complained that we don’t have enough black superheroes? I decided to fix it and I did it with some of the most legendary and iconic comic book artist to ever exist…”
Tyrese is definitely keeping busy this year. He is also set to star as R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass in an upcoming biopic. He is also currently shooting Black & Blue for Screen Gems and will soon begin filming the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.
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People complained that we don’t have enough black superheroes? I decided to fix it and I did it with some of the most legendary and iconic comic book artist to ever exist… @jimlee and @toddmcfarlane say hello to #MAYHEM thank you to Gaston of #MeltdownComics who stood with me on so many levels when we launched! @writerle we rocked #ComiCon 4 years in a row and won!!!!