Final Morbius Trailer Unleashes Jared Leto’s Vampire Anti-Hero
Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into Morbius the Living Vampire in the final trailer for Sony’s next episode in their sharing Spider Man universe. Morbius, slated for release in early April, will feature Leto as the latest anti-hero in the Sony-Verse, a scientist who becomes a bloodthirsty vampire as a result of an experiment. When will these Marvel characters learn that self-experimentation never works the way we think?
Morbius will introduce one of Marvel’s most compelling and divisive characters as Gucci House and Blade Runner 2049 star Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius. Dangerously afflicted with a rare blood disease and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius takes a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a drastic success soon turns out to be a cure potentially worse than the disease, turning the good doctor into a conflicted monster.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Morbius’ friend who suffers from the same rare blood condition and eventually becomes the supervillain, Hunger; Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, scientist and fiancée of Morbius; Jared Harris as Morbius’ teacher and mentor; and Tyrese Gibson and Al Madrigal as Simon Stroud and Alberto Rodriguez, a pair of FBI agents hunting Morbius.
Morbius first appeared as an enemy of Spider-Man in Marvel Comics‘ “The Amazing Spider-Man” #101 in 1971. Morbius will continue Sony’s shared universe, which until now has revolved around another Spider-Man villain, Venom. Alongside the two Morbius and Venoma movie based on Kraven the hunter is also under development.
Morbius & Venom Could Lead To The Sinister Six
With Marvel now very much embedded in the madness of the cinematic multiverse, there are a number of questions regarding where Morbius will sit within the current franchise. Images so far have included clues relating to the worlds of Venom the Amazing Spider-Man, and the MCU. The biggest clue comes from the involvement of Michael Keaton, who is set to reprise the role of Adrian Toomes AKA The Vulture alongside Jared Leto’s vampire antihero. Keaton last appeared in 2017 Spider-Man: Homecomingsuggesting that Morbius could possibly come face to face with Tom Holland’s web-slinger.
Leto himself has teased some of the studio’s plans for this ever-growing assortment of Spider Man villains, hinting at the eventual emergence of The Sinister Six. “In the movie version of Morbius that we’re showing you now, he’s also part of a much larger universe,” the actor said. “If you’ve seen the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, you know the multiverse is officially open and there are all kinds of opportunities for villains to meet, thrive, and perhaps even to harbor their most sinister intentions. That’s all I’ll say for now.
Morbius is set to be released in the United States on April 1, 2022, having been delayed from an original July 2020 date due to ongoing global circumstances. Learn more about the film at official site.
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