“Morbius” Teaser Reveals Jared Leto’s Vampire Superhero
A new Morbius teaser from Sony Pictures asks us “Who is Morbius?” It’s a question quite a few folks might have, considering Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto), and his thirsty alter ego Morbius, is not the most well-known Marvel character. The new teaser lets Leto himself describe what drew him to the character, and reveals how Morbius, like Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and his alien symbiote Venom, is a superhero not totally in control of his powers.
Leto describes the role as “very intense” and physical, with the character experiencing the full gamut of physical manifestations, from pale, thin, and sickly, to pale, powerful, and monstrous. One thing we’re sure Spider-Man and Venom fans will pick up on is Leto’s parting comment in the video about his character’s future in Sony’s expanding Spider-Man universe—he said there’s a “web” of opportunity, hinting at the potential crossover between Spider-Man, Venom, and his bloodsucking Morbius.
Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa. Joining Leto are Matt Smith, Michael Keaton, Jared Harris, Adria Arjona, Tyrese Gibson, and Corey Johnson.
Morbius hits theaters on January 28, 2022.
Check out the teaser below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Morbius:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
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Featured image: Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.