What better way to kick those January blues than with a brand new trailer for one of the most hotly anticipated superhero spin-offs? The brand new trailer for Morbius has just dropped, as Sony continues the evolution of its own Sony Marvel universe.
Morbius which is based on the original Marvel comic Morbius, the Living Vampire is the latest addition to the slightly confusing part-Sony/part-Marvel Universe, following on from the huge box office hit that was Venom, which released back in 2018 starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.
Morbius itself also has an excellent cast, with Jared Leto starring as Dr Michael Morbius, along with Matt Smith, Adria Arjona and Jared Harris also a part of the line-up. Fans of the original comic books and of the MCU, in general, will no doubt be keen to see how Leto takes on the role of Morbius, after his ill-fated turn as The Joker in the DCU’s Suicide Squad, and it will certainly be interesting to see Leto playing another super-villain.
So far, the plot has been kept fairly quiet – but we do know that it will be an origin story for the Marvel Comics super-villain after Dr Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease and ends up turning himself into a living vampire.
In the trailer, we see a glimpse of the debilitated Dr Morbius realising his powers after he attempts to fix his state, as well as a number of hidden Spider-Man references thrown in there as well, especially if you keep watching until the end.
Check out the first look at Morbius below.
As the Sony Marvel universe continues to gain momentum with the release of Morbius, it also appears as though Marvel is now more willing to let Sony’s most valuable asset Spider-Man, appear in the shared universe space.
It’s rumoured that Tom Holland who plays Spider-Man is in talks to appear as a cameo in the upcoming Venom 2, which is also set for release this year, which is due to the new deal that Sony and Marvel made last year after Marvel initially decided to cut any future Spider-Man films out of the MCU.
The result of which faced a huge fan backlash, given the popularity of the Sony-owned character with Marvel audiences and despite the initial breakdown in talks, it was announced shortly after that a new deal between Marvel and Sony has been reached.
If this is the case then who knows, we may be about to see more of Spidey in the Sony Marvel universe which surely can’t be a bad thing! It’s certainly a better prospect than the whole ‘who can appear in what’ conundrum placed upon the current Sony Marvel universe.