Morbius Final Trailer Breakdown – The Latest Film to Join the Spider-Man Universe Is Almost Here
Most of us would love to wake up tomorrow morning with some sort of superpower, even if they aren’t without their downsides. Plenty of comic book adaptations and original stories have been exploring the risks of gaining powers, whether it be the internal struggle of saving everybody or simply too much strength. However, no concept explores the pains of powers quite like a good ol’ vampire story. Let’s take a look at how it’s coming to the big screen in this Morbius final trailer breakdown.
Morbius Final Trailer Breakdown – Being A Vampire Bites
Morbius, the Living Vampire, is a character that was introduced to Marvel Comics in 1971. He made his debut as an enemy to Spider-Man in 1971 and has been waiting for his chance to star in a live-action adaptation ever since.
Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) is a well-respected doctor who is dealing with a rare blood disease. While trying to find a cure, he accidentally gives himself the abilities of a vampire. This includes heightened senses, superhuman strength, and speed. He doesn’t get stuck with the usual drawbacks like an aversion to sunlight. Though, it does leave him with a thirst for blood and a need to hunt. This will leave him with some serious moral dilemmas which will be explored in the film.
His on-screen adversary, as shown in the trailer, will be Loxias Crown (played by Matt Smith.) Also known as Hunger in the comics, Crown begins as a Hydra agent with a blood disease similar to Morbius’. He goes on to earn vampirish abilities himself. He is also more open to using them for evil, as he wants to show the world what death can look like.
Overall, the trailer makes it clear that Morbius will be an origin story of sorts. We’ll get to see his internal conflict of how bad he can be, and learn what is worth fighting for.
Image via Sony Pictures Releasing.
How Morbius Will Fit Into The Spider-Man Universe
Since everything is about growing a franchise these days, Morbius is set to join the Sony Spider-Man Universe alongside Spider-Man and Venom. This is confirmed by the presence of Michael Keaton’s Vulture, last seen in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The character is seen surrounded by a police presence in the final Morbius trailer, so our breakdown assumes that he’s still in jail for his villainous past. Could Morbius help him escape, thus paving the way for more Vulture appearances? The trailer has us thinking that this is a possibility. Vulture seems to be egging Morbius on to become who he really is: a vampire.
Additionally, the character is known for his connection (and rivalry) with Blade, another Marvel character. An upcoming film will feature the character of Blade, to be played by Mahershala Ali. We’re still a few years away from the Blade film, and there are no mentions of him in our Morbius final trailer breakdown, but we suspect an eventual crossover with the Sony’s Spider-Man Universe characters.
Morbius Will Premiere In Theaters on April 1st, 2022.
Morbius was initially supposed to release in July of 2020 and will finally debut next month. Some of its original steam has been lost, sure. But after the success of Sony’s other superhero films, like Venom, we have plenty of hope that this one will be worth the wait.
Readers, after checking out our Morbius final trailer breakdown and learning more about the vampirish characters, let us know your expectations for the film. It’s clear from the trailer that he won’t look like our usual heroes. Fortunately, there is lots of room for the franchise to take a new direction and show some more complicated creatures.
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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.