Marvel’s Newest Movie ‘Morbius’ Stars a Supervillain With an Illness

When I saw the trailer for “Morbius,” Sony’s upcoming film about a doctor turned pseudo-vampire, I wasn’t expecting another blow to people with disabilities and illnesses. If I had been familiar with the Marvel comics character, Michael Morbius, I would have known better. The trailer suggests the movie is sticking pretty close to the original material, in which Morbius (Jared Leto) lives with a rare blood disorder and turns himself into a blood-thirsty villain in an attempt at a cure….

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