Morbius‘ third and final trailer has finally been published, starring Jared Leto as the Marvel villain. The Spider-Man Universe from Sony isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, as the company continues to bring legendary villains from Peter Parker’s mythos to the big screen. Despite the fact that Spider-Man has yet to debut in Sony’s Marvel-inspired franchise, Morbius will mention him in some fashion. Michael Morbius is the next Spider-Man villain to earn his own standalone film, following Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Sony is going for the anti-hero path with Leto’s Morbius, much as Eddie Brock and his Symbiote did with his Symbiote.
Morbius was supposed to be released in July 2020, but it was repeatedly postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the Daniel Espinosa-directed picture, starring Leto as another comic book character, will be released in theaters in less than two months. Morbius depicts the story of Michael, a doctor who uses vampires to help him cure himself of a rare blood condition. Loxias Crown is played by Matt Smith, Martine Bancroft is played by Adria Arjona, Simon Stroud is played by Tyrese Gibson, Alberto Rodriguez is played by Al Madrigal, and Morbius’ unknown master is played by Jared Harris. In some way, Michael Keaton, who played The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, will reprise his role as Adrian Toomes.
Sony Pictures has published the third and final Morbius trailer, offering fans another peek at their newest Marvel adventure with less than two months to go. Check out the new film below, which shows off the finished visual effects on Marvel’s famed vampire:
While his involvement has been kept under wraps, the new Morbius clip reveals a lot more of Michael Keaton, who is probably playing Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, but the trailer doesn’t say if this incarnation has anything to do with his MCU counterpart. However, the final trailer shows that Keaton has some sort of impact on Michael as he attempts to come to grips with his newly acquired skills, indicating that he has more than just a cameo. It remains to be seen whether Keaton’s character is able to escape from prison.
Apart from the spectacular graphics for Morbius‘ vampire appearance, the most important takeaway is Smith’s Loxias being given more screen time. The Doctor Who actor has only shown briefly in previous Morbius previews, with no dialogue, so here is the first good look at the character in the Marvel anti-hero flick. It’s still unknown if Loxias is the major antagonist of the plot or merely one of the numerous challenges for Michael, but based on their interaction in the teaser, they are clearly on opposing sides. Overall, the Morbius trailer looks fantastic, and it’ll be fascinating to see how the new series fits into Sony’s ever-expanding Spider-Man universe.