“Morbius” Trailer Reveals Jared Leto’s Marvel Bloodsucker
Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is alive and biting, made evident by the official trailer for Morbius, starring Jared Leto as a doctor with a severe case of bloodlust. Morbius will soon join Venom in Sony’s expanding Spider-Man Universe (once called Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters), offering audiences a potential web of interconnecting stories starring Spidey and the gang of antiheroes. In fact, Morbius makes a great Venom joke at the very end of the trailer.
Leto plays Dr. Michael Morbius, a brilliant, Nobel Prize-winning scientist who has a rare blood condition he’s been trying to cure himself of for ages. What Dr. Morbius ends up doing, however, is turning himself into a “living Vampire,” imbued with superhuman abilities but, alas, some nasty tendencies to boot. We’ve seen a few glimpses of Leto as Dr. Morbius before, but this new trailer offers the longest look yet what the good doctor’s life is like both before and after the transformation into his alter ego. The trailer muddies the water, in a good way, on just how much of an antihero Morbius will be. You’ll see a glimpse of the “Daily Bugle,” that hometown paper that often covers the exploits of Spider-Man, showing that Morbius has been arrested for “vampire murder.” We also get Jared Harris’s character asking Morbius straight up whether he’s planning on healing the world or destroying it. That question will animate Morbius.
Joining Leto and Harris are Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Tyrese Gibson, and Michael Keaton, who is reprising his role as Spidey villain Vulture. Director Daniel Espinosa is working off a script from Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
Check out the trailer below. Morbius hits theaters on January 28, 2022.
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Featured image: Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.