Morbius is a forthcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Morbius, the Living Vampire, which will be released by Columbia Pictures in collaboration with Marvel. It is the third film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, and it will be distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Jared Leto as Michael Morbius alongside Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. It was directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Morbius transforms into a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood condition in the film.
Morbius Release Date
In the United States, Morbius will be released in IMAX on January 28, 2022. It was supposed to be out on July 10, 2020, however it was postponed three weeks to July 31, 2020.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was postponed several times, first to March 19, 2021, then to October 8, 2021, and then to January 21, 2022, before finally being released on January 28.
- Jared Leto as Michael Morbius
- Matt Smith as Loxias Crown
- Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft
- Jared Harris as Morbius’ mentor
- Al Madrigal as Alberto Rodriguez
- Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud
Michael Morbius, who suffers from a rare blood condition, tries a hazardous cure that turns him into a vampire.
Sony has just published a new featurette for Morbius, its upcoming film that expands the studio’s Spider-Man-related film universe, which began with Venom in 2018 and its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage in 2021. The vampiric anti-hero has been a part of Marvel Comics since 1971, which makes him fifty years old, yet he’s still not a household name among Marvel fans.
Morbius Living Vampire
Morbius the Living Vampire, sometimes known as Morbius the Vampire, is a vampire who lives in the present day. Dr. Michael Morbius, Ph.D., M.D. is a fictional character who appears in Marvel Comics’ American comic books. He first debuted as an antagonist of the superhero Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, created by writer Roy Thomas and penciler Gil Kane (Oct. 1971)
Sony began creating a film centered on Morbius after revealing plans for a new shared world of Spider-Man films to begin with Venom (2018). By November 2017, Sazama and Sharpless had completed a script.
Leto and Espinosa officially joined the team in June 2018. Work on the film began in earnest at the end of the year, with more casting, in anticipation of a February 2019 London premiere. It was confirmed in June 2019 that filming would take place.
After being postponed from a July 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Morbius will be published in the United States on January 28, 2022.
He has a number of powers as a vampire that offer him a significant advantage over many enemies, including superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, stamina, and heightened senses.
Morbius also has fast healing abilities, similar to other vampires, as well as exceedingly sharp and lethal fangs and claws.
Pseudo-vampirism — a vampire-like state that is not akin to actual vampires, despite his capacity to alter humans by draining their blood – is one of the character’s more unique abilities.
Morbius vs Spider man
Morbius generates the Carnage symbiote before turning into the Living Vampire in the three-part episode “The Symbiote Saga.” Later, while attempting to control the Carnage Queen, he battles Spider-Man, Agent Venom, and the Patrioteer, only to be vanquished by her.
Michael Morbius is given the Nobel Prize for his contributions to medical science in the beginning of the film. He passes out during his acceptance speech.
The film fades to black, then switches to Michael as a little child being ridiculed at school because he is unable to walk. Emil Nikos (Jared Harris), a doctor at the school, then breaks up the fight.
Return to adulthood Michael is having a conversation with Nikos, saying that his condition is progressing and that he believes he won’t live much longer. He expresses gratitude to Nikos for his unwavering support throughout his life.
Cut to a young Michael playing chess with Nikos in a medical room. Nikos encourages Michael to pursue a career as a doctor and a cure for his illness. Nikos is subsequently informed that he must see another patient, and Michael continues to play chess alone.
Cut to Michael in a New York hospital, where he is assisting a young child with cancer before going to take his prescription. Michael is unaware of Loxias Crown (Matt Smith), who stops him. Crown presents him with a briefcase and his business card. He tells Michael that these could aid in his search for a cure.
Martine Bancroft, Michael’s wife, injects him with his medication (Adria Arjona). During this scenario, Michael reveals how he believes he doesn’t have much time left.
Michael and Bancroft take a stroll to their laboratory. Michael claims that he has to experiment with more radical methods of self-cure. Michael takes out his briefcase and opens it. Inside is a dead bat and a massive knife that resembles a machete. Michael is perplexed, but investigates the bat and discovers that it is a vampire bat.
Michael phones Crown after Bancroft has left and inquires about the items. Crown tells him about a cave in Brazil where he once suffered from the same ailment.
Cut to Michael on his way to the cave in a helicopter. While this is going on, there’s a voiceover from Crown describing what Michael needs to accomplish. When he arrives, he settles all of the debts. Some sort of machine rises from the earth, and Michael cuts his hand and puts it against the machine’s strings. Bats fly towards his hand and then outside the cave, murdering the rest of the chopper passengers. Michael falls asleep. Reduce the color to black.
Return to Michael as he awakens. He wanders throughout Brazil for a while before stowing away on a cargo ship bound for New York. He begins to shudder and hide. He’s starting to turn into a vampire. In addition, he consumes a live rat.
Pirates board the ship and attack it. This is the first real action scene in the movie. Morbius begins to assassinate the pirates. He’s either shrouded by shade or it’s a POV shot throughout this scene. It made me think of a scene from the Alien franchise. Only at the end of the scene do we get a decent look at him, and it’s the view from the trailers. Morbius then leaps from the ship and begins to swim.
Michael awakens in New York, unsure of what has transpired. Michael enters a tavern and requests that the bartender call an ambulance. During this scene, Michael turns on the television to find J Jonah Jameson (J.K Simmons) discussing the unexplained discovery of dead bodies on a cargo ship. Then Michael has flashbacks.
He is hurried back to the hospital where he works, where he informs everyone that he was mugged and his crutches were stolen. He informs Bancroft and Nikos what truly happened once he’s back in his lab, and he locks himself in confinement to protect them.
Michael’s craving for blood becomes too much for him to bear, and he erupts. Bancroft and Nikos manage to flee, but he is shot by security guards as he chases down a doctor/nurse who works there. Bancroft then injects something into Morbius, knocking him out.
Michael awakens in his lab, where he discovers a mausoleum. “All the answers you seek lie within – Loxias,” writes a message on it. When Michael opens it, he finds a skeleton dressed in a comically authentic Morbius outfit, which makes him giggle. The tomb is also covered in some old language, which Michael can read despite not knowing how.
Cut to Tyrese Gibson’s Simon Stroud, who is investigating the pirates’ deaths. Simon feels it was caused by something supernatural, but the rest laugh it off. Simon also wears a mechanical gauntlet on his right arm, which grants him superhuman strength. The gauntlet is mentioned as being from Oscorp.
Meanwhile, there’s a montage of Michael putting his new skills to the test, much of which has already been seen in the trailers.
Simon pays a visit to Emil Nikos and begins questioning him about Michael.
Meanwhile, Loxias Crown is found in a sewer lab, where he is seen to be extremely emaciated and covered in tattoos. He passes out.
Cut to the tomb opening up in Michael’s lab. Its skeleton begins attacking Morbius. Because of how insane it is, this is the best sequence in the movie. Morbius destroys it by crushing its head, after which the skeleton’s outfit clings to Morbius.
Loxias awakens and performs a self-casting spell. He then gets onto train tracks and uses his strange magic spell to stop a train. He then suffocates everyone onboard until he regains his strength and reverts to his original appearance.
Michael flees before the cops come and removes his disguise. On his route, Peter comes upon a Spider-Man poster labeled “MURDERER,” which, despite the trailer, resembles the Homecoming suit rather than the Raimi suit.
The film concludes with Michael and Bancroft attending Niko’s funeral, as Stroud stands nearby. Morbius is seen leaping through New York. Morbius appears on a billboard with a Peter Parker WANTED sign in the closing scene.
There are no scenes at the end of the film.