Sony Pictures Drops 1st Official Trailer for Morbius!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is expanding exponentially in Spider-Man’s corner of things with the release of “Morbius!” The film is based on the antihero, Morbius, The Living Vampire, who began as an enemy of the Wallcrawler subsequently became a gritty hero in his own right. Starring Jared Leto, the first official trailer for “Morbius” has dropped from Sony  Pictures and it is EVERYTHING!

From the trailer we see Michael Morbius was born with a rare blood disease that causes him great pain and will ultimately kill him. Using bat DNA he creates a serum that cures him of his disease, but the side effect endows him with bat-like superhuman abilities like flight, enhanced speed, superhuman strength, echolocation, and the hunger and ability to feed on human blood. Thus he is vampiric through biological and not supernatural means; meaning sunlight and garlic have no affect on him (although he does prefer the dark). However, Morbius is not your typical “hero,” as he can be just as brutal as any serial killer in his pursuit of justice or a meal.

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The film is undoubtedly an origin story for the character, and thus far besides law enforcement we do not see who the true villain is. We love the trailer though, we expect any film about Morbius to be nothing less than dark and deadly.  Jared Leto is an amazing actor and we feel this is a smart move to cast him as the lead of the film. He gives moody, Gothic vibes. Interestingly, this is not his first role as comic book character. As you recall, he portrayed The Joker in “Suicide Squad.” Although his portayal was mostly panned, it is still worth noting.

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The Sinister Six (beginning bottom left going clockwise) Rhino, Green Goblin, Vulture, Doctor Octopus, and Morbius The Living Vampire

Interestingly, however, Michael Keaton is reprising his role as “Adrian Toomes/Vulture,” last seen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” This has fans believing that the next Spider-Man franchise will soon showcase The Sinister Six; a group of six super villains from Spidey’s rogues’ gallery determined to kill him. Thus far we have seen Vulture, Venom, and Mysterio. If we assume Mysterio’s death in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was actually an illusion, then Morbius would make the fourth addition to the team. That leaves two slots available. Carnage is set to appear in the “Venom” sequel, and there is sure to be a villain in the next standalone Spider-Man film. Thus, this actually sounds plausible.

From the trailer we see Michael Morbius was born with a rare blood disease that causes him great pain and will ultimately kill him. Using bat DNA he creates a serum that cures him of his disease, but the side effect endows him with bat-like superhuman abilities like flight, enhanced speed, superhuman strength, echolocation, and the hunger and ability to feed on human blood. Thus he is vampiric through biological and not supernatural means; meaning sunlight and garlic have no affect on him (although he does prefer the dark). However, Morbius is not your typical “hero,” as he can be just as brutal as any serial killer in his pursuit of justice or a meal.

The film is undoubtedly an origin story for the character, and thus far besides law enforcement we do not see who the true villain is. We love the trailer though, we expect any film about Morbius to be nothing less than dark and deadly.  Jared Leto is an amazing actor and we feel this is a smart move to cast him as the lead of the film. He gives moody, Gothic vibes. Interestingly, this is not his first role as comic book character. As you recall, he portrayed The Joker in “Suicide Squad.” Although his portayal was mostly panned, it is still worth noting.

sinister six
The Sinister Six (beginning bottom left going clockwise) Rhino, Green Goblin, Vulture, Doctor Octopus, and Morbius The Living Vampire

Interestingly, however, Michael Keaton is reprising his role as “Adrian Toomes/Vulture,” last seen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” This has fans believing that the next Spider-Man franchise will soon showcase The Sinister Six; a group of six super villains from Spidey’s rogues’ gallery determined to kill him. Thus far we have seen Vulture, Venom, and Mysterio. If we assume Mysterio’s death in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was actually an illusion, then Morbius would make the fourth addition to the team. That leaves two slots available. Carnage is set to appear in the “Venom” sequel, and there is sure to be a villain in the next standalone Spider-Man film. Thus, this actually sounds plausible.

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