A new vignette for Sony’s upcoming Morbius movie confirms that the “multiverse has opened up,” potentially yielding multiple crossover characters.
The latest vignette for disease features star Jared Leto confirming that the multiverse has been ripped open and teasing appearances from several established characters.
The short trailer features Leto talking about his upcoming film while preparing fans to see some familiar faces who have already appeared in Sony’s Spider-Man universe. “In the film version of Morbius, he’s part of a much larger universe. The multiverse has officially opened and there are all sorts of opportunities for villains to meet up.” While the actor never explicitly names any other character, fans believe he is referring to Michael Keaton’s Vulture, which debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe showed up Spider-Man: Homecoming.
While Keaton is confirmed to appear in disease, the other possible cameo could be Tom Hardy’s Venom. During the vignette, a scene from the film shows a police officer investigating a crime scene and mentions that the severity of the situation is similar to “that thing in San Francisco,” referring to the 2018 film poison. Many also believe Spider-Man will make an appearance disease, although which live-action incarnation remains a mystery. Trailers for the film include references to Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, confusing fans as to which universe the living vampire calls home.
Director Daniel Espinosa recently confirmed that Peter Parker exists in the world of disease and that the film stays true to the way Marvel weaves its various comics together. “Naturally! I mean, in almost all of the Spider-Verse or, you know, the (universes) that existed in the Marvel Universe, if you’re reading the comics, the whole idea of that kind of — the Marvel String Theory, if you put it that way would call,” said Espinosa. “It’s very related, if you recall, to the alternative Seinfelds. You have a world where you have the same characters, and it’s ALL the characters, but they’re a little different.”
Leto himself has spoken about how he would like to approach a potential Spider-Man cameo, noting that he thinks Morbius and the web-head would make an excellent team. “Well, I’ll tell you, I’d love to get in the ring with Spider-Man, and I think Tom Holland is amazing,” Leto said. “We would make a pretty dynamic duo, I think.”
After several significant delays disease will finally hit theaters on April 1st.
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