After the success of Venom, Sony Pictures intends to expand its universe of Spider-Man characters by introducing a vampire. The character is called Morbius, and it is set to follow the exploits of Venom. The movie will be directed by Daniel Espinosa (also directed Safe House), and the script is written by Buck Sharpless, Matt Sazama, Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum.
Morbius looks like it will take place inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and if you’ve still not seen the trailer or don’t know much about Morbius, you’re in for a treat. So here is everything The Hollywood Tribune knows about the upcoming Morbius movie.
So, let’s start with the official synopsis, “One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius.
Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering from the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
Morbius is filled with actors more or less familiar to us. Jared Leto is cast as “Morbius,” a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who becomes a vampire as his experiment goes wrong. Adria Arjona plays “Martine Bancroft,” a STEM figure and fiancé to Morbius. We get to see Matt Smith as “Loxias Crown” and in the comics, he is a HYDRA agent who is tuned into a vampire by Morbius.
A report in 2019 reported that Loxias is Morbius’ best friend, who also suffers from the same blood disease as him. Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson both play FBI agents who are trying to hunt down Morbius, called “Agent Rodriguez” and “Simon Stroud,” respectively. Jared is playing an unnamed character, but reports suggest his role is as Morbius’ mentor.
Morbius: Release Date
It was originally scheduled to release on 31st July 2020, but due to the corona-virus pandemic, it has been delayed to 19th March 2021. Although Morbius was not the only Sony movie to get delayed, the highly anticipated Ghostbusters sequel was also delayed.
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