The Final “Morbius” Trailer Reveals Jared Leto’s Entrance Into the Spider-Man Universe
Sony Pictures has released the final Morbius trailer, giving us a last look at Jared Leto’s Dr. Michael Morbius before he becomes the latest entrant into both Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and the larger MCU. The trailer kicks off with a quick shot of Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, better known as the Vulture, the very first villain Tom Holland’s Spider-Man fought in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Toomes is here to give Michael some very villainous advice—”discover who you’re meant to be.” Who Toomes believes Morbius is meant to be is a bad guy, but as we learned last Friday, Morbius is a bit more complicated than just a straight-up villain. As the first character in Marvel comics history to represent the more supernatural end of the storytelling spectrum, Morbius went from a villain to an antihero in the comics, and will likely serve a similar role in the film.
Doctor Michael Morbius is a dying man who, through his own ingenuity, transforms himself into the superhuman antihero Morbius. The transformation is not without its victims, however. As we’ve seen previously, the final trailer shows us the moment that Dr. Morbius, on a freighter at sea in a last-ditch effort to find a cure to save his own life. He’s being monitored by fellow doctor Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona). Using a serum that Morbius has created, Dr. Bancroft straps him into a chair and begins the transfusion. When a nosy security guy barges into the hold where the transfusion is being performed, things go haywire. Dr. Morbius has survived the transfusion, but the security guard doesn’t. Thus begins the doctor’s double life as a man of science committed to helping people, and a “living Vampire” imbued with superhuman abilities but, alas, some nasty tendencies to boot.
Morbius comes from director Daniel Espinosa, based on a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The film will soon join the Venom franchise in Sony’s expanding Spider-Man Universe, offering audiences a potential web of interconnecting stories starring Spidey and the gang of antiheroes.
Joining Keaton, Leto and Arjona are Jared Harris, Matt Smith, and Tyrese Gibson.
Check out the final trailer below. Morbius swoops into theaters on April 1.
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Featured image: Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.