In Hollywood, Spider-Man is a complex property, with Sony Pictures and Disney practically sharing custody. But the MCU hasn’t prevented Sony from using its Spidey character library to pursue its own cinematic universe, with the forthcoming Morbius becoming its newest installment in the universe. Although little is known about Jared Leto’s Living Vampire’s film debut at the moment, let’s look at what we know so far about Sony’s Morbius. The company has revived the Spider-Man movie franchise to its former glory in conjunction with Marvel Studios (which continues to work on its own slate of forthcoming Marvel movies), with recent reports indicating that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire may be coming back soon.
Sony’s Morbius is the latest film made by the studio to adapt a Spider-Man villain’s tale for the big screen. Starring Jared Leto, Morbius, in addition to Venom, will be Sony’s second attempt to make a comic book villain the center of his own plot. In taking this approach to comic book films, Sony clearly sees a lot of potential, especially with Venom’s worldwide box office total reaching more than $855 million by the time it left theaters. Given this the studio seems to be a game in which other sidelined comic book characters continue to evolve, creating a genuinely unique cinematic universe.
Cast of Morbius
In the movie, Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Dallas Buyers Club) will star as Michael Morbius, Adria Arjona (Emerald City, True Detective) joins as the female lead to play Martine, Matt Smith (Doctor Who The Crown) was also cast in a key role, Tyrese Gibson is also included in the cast (Fast and Furious Saga)
Plot of Morbius
It looks like we’ll be having a really dark take on the superhero genre, based on the teaser. In the teaser, as he tries to overcome a rare blood disease, we encounter Michael Morbius (Leto) as he tries to experiment with bat DNA in an effort to cure himself, which turns him into his vampire-like form.
Release date of Morbius
Morbius was initially expected to be released in summer 2020, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it was ultimately postponed to March 19, 2021. As the situation surrounding the virus continued to intensify and remained uncertain, Morbius was one of many, many movies postponed from 2020 to 2021. There is currently no other big competition that will be published that week.