Sony Pictures released the first trailer for Morbius, its movie based upon the Marvel Comics personality of the very same name. The trailer offers a peek at the much-anticipated motion picture, which stars Jared Leto and also is set in the very same cosmos as 2018’s Venom, as well as likewise suggests that it might be attached to an additional, much larger franchise business: The Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Morbius casts Jared Leto as Michael Morbius, a scientist whose attempts to treat his very own uncommon blood disease with a speculative therapy result in him obtaining useful abilities that are gone along with by an even a lot more powerful thirst for human blood. His condition transforms him right into a living vampire, as well as he battles to regulate his pressing cravings while utilizing the capacities he’s been offered.
Together with offering a synopsis of the film’s plot and the events that transform Michael Morbius right into Marvel’s vampire antihero, the trailer additionally features a scene near completion of the sneak peek starring Michael Keaton repeating his duty as Adrian Toomes, the bad guy better referred to as Vulture, from 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Considered that Homecoming is firmly established in the MCU regardless of being a co-production of Sony as well as Marvel Studios, Toomes’ visibility in Morbius essentially creates this movie– and also perhaps Venom before it– within Marvel’s superhero flick cosmos.
A scene including Leto’s character straying by a mural of Spider-Man– albeit, putting on one of his pre-MCU outfits– only includes in the connections in between Morbius as well as the MCU, since this would undoubtedly be the initial time Spider-Man’s existence was officially acknowledged in Sony’s brand-new cinematic cosmos.
While it’s evident that Sony wished to produce its very own cinematic universe based upon Spider-Man and also his sustaining cast of allies as well as adversaries, it was previously thought that Venom was the very first and also just installment of that universe so far. One scene and a line of discussion later on, however, and even Sony’s Spider-verse, all of a sudden seems a lot larger.
It is directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script penciled by Matt Sazama and also Burk Sharpless. Morbius likewise features Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft; Doctor Who graduate Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Jared Harris as Morbius’ coach, as well as Tyrese Gibson as FBI representative Simon Stroud.
Morbius is arranged to hit theaters on July 31, 2020.