This morning it was revealed that a new trailer for Sony’s Spidey-verse flick Morbius would be arriving tomorrow. My reaction?
Is anyone at all hyped about #Morbius? Me neither. It's got Jared Leto so it's pretty much awful by default, right?
— Travis Hopson (@punchycritic) November 1, 2021
And I don’t just mean interested in the way we are all somewhat interested in any superhero movie, but I mean genuinely edge-of-your-seat excited for Morbius? I can’t find anyone who is. And it’s up to Sony to try and change that, which is why you get featurettes like the one just released where Jared Leto claims there’s a “web of opportunity” for the franchise to grow.
“WEB of opportunity”? If that’s not a Spider-Man tease I don’t know what is. Trust me, his words were chosen to get exactly this kind of reaction.
For those unaware of who Morbius is, he’s a scientist who tries to cure his rare blood disorder with an experiment involving bats. The result? He takes on a number of vampiric superpowers but also needs blood to survive. In a way, he’s not unlike Venom; an antihero who must feed an insatiable hunger. Unfortunately, Morbius doesn’t have Tom Hardy and that whole odd couple thing working in its favor.
Morbius, which also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, and Jared Harris, hits theaters on January 28th 2022.
Who is #MORBIUS?
Meet the brilliant Dr. Michael Morbius (@JaredLeto) and his powerful alter-ego, from the 50th anniversary of his Marvel comic debut to his first ever big screen appearance.
A NEW TRAILER IS COMING TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/pNuXPTTc0d
— Fandango (@Fandango) November 1, 2021