Morbius, Sony’s forthcoming superhero film, now gets a new poster.
The poster depicts the characters of the film gathered around Jared Leto, who plays the titular Morbius, also known as the Living Vampire. While his monstrous shape is not fully disclosed, aficionados of the character will definitely notice his ominous red eyes staring through a visual effect that is most likely an implication to the character’s echolocation powers. Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Tyrese Gibson, and Jared Harris are among the noteworthy cast members. While Michael Keaton has stated that he will reprise his role as Adrian Toomes, or The Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, he is not included in the advertising poster.
Morbius will be set in Sony’s Spider-Man-focused movie world and will be around Dr. Michael Morbius, a doctor who goes down with a rare blood condition. In an attempt to heal himself, he develops and employs a risky remedy that results in transgenic vampirism. Morbius gets superhuman powers as a result, including enhanced senses, super speed, and flight. Sony has yet to reveal any clear facts about the film’s plot other than these ambiguous hints.
While viewers are eager to Morbius’ live-action introduction, many fans are perplexed about the character’s role in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. The trailer for the film has several allusions to earlier Spider-Man films, including repeated mentions to Rhino and Black Cat, both of whom debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continuity. To add fuel to the fire, Morbius mentions Eddie Brock’s alter-ego Venom, who has shown up in two self-titled films set in Sony’s universe. Given the post-credits scenarios in both Venom 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s likely that Morbius and the MCU share the same multiverse.
Mentioning Morbius’ role in Marvel’s ever-growing tapestry of movies, Leto said that he was delighted to be working on the movie. “I think it’s going to be a fun one and I can’t wait for you guys to see it,” Leto stated. “It’s an exciting role and an expanding universe. There’s a lot for all of us to look forward to.”
After numerous substantial pushback, followers of the Living Vampire will be able to enjoy Morbius when the movie hits theaters on April 1.