The other Marvel Cinematic Universe expands in 2022 with the debut of Jared Leto’s Morbius film. As part of the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, Morbius follows Marvel’s ‘Living Vampire’ on his arduous path from a mundane human scientist into a blood-sucking loner.
Much like 2018’s Venom and this year’s sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony is taking another Spider-Man villain/anti-hero and giving them their spotlight and chance to start their own spin-off.
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Venom Will Meet Morbius?
Morbius director Daniel Espinosa had an interview with MovieZine. They asked how he felt working with these massive stars on set. Espinosa described that it felt “strange” when looking at his schedule for the day:
“It usually feels strange before the day begins, when you look at the schedule and stand on the set yourself.”
Just on this moment, when speaking off the names of stars, it seems that Espinosa let slip that Tom Hardy was among them:
“When you walk around there, the recording looks just like a Swedish production, but then when you look at the schedule and read names like Michael Keaton, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, then it feels cool and very exciting.”
This gives us a sign that Eddie Brock will make his appearance in Morbius as a reporter or a Venom. We don’t know what exactly will be his role thought.
The Morbius teaser trailer was released in 2020 in the lead-up to a planned July 2020 debut – a few delays and then the pandemic pushed the Daniel Espinosa-helmed film back ultimately to January 28, 2022.
Who Is Morbius?
Dr. Michael Morbius was a scientist born in Greece who became a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist. He suffered from a debilitating blood disease and developed an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshocks. Its side effects turned him into a pseudo-vampire who needed to consume blood in order to survive. They gained typical vampire characteristics such as an aversion to sunlight, and the powers of flight, enhanced strength, speed, and healing (a healing factor).
His overall appearance changed as well: he gained fangs, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. Additionally, the victims of his bite would turn into living vampires themselves. When he first experienced the change, he killed the assistant who had helped him develop the treatment.
Spider-Man In Morbius
We’re talking about the Spider-Man poster with ‘Murderer’ spray-painted on it, as well as the surprise appearance by Michael Keaton’s Vulture. Those two elements show some connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – or to ‘Multiverse’ that’s seemingly being set up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which hits theaters two months after Morbius.