A new promo for Sony’s Morbius hints at the motivations of Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes / Vulture in the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff movie.
A new promo for the upcoming Marvel/Spider-Man spinoff movie from Sony Pictures disease Adrian Toomes / Vulture (Michael Keaton) wants to meet Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto).
In the promo titled Monster, Simon Stroud (Tyrese Gibson) voices Morbius. “Dr. Michael Morbius, half the city wants to control you,” says Stroud. “The other half wants to kill you.” Interestingly, the promo switches to a shot of Toomes saying “Half the town wants to control you”. This is notable as previous promotional material has suggested that Toomes will be pushing Morbius to use his vampiric abilities for evil.
The first teaser trailer for diseasewhich debuted back in January 2020, revealed that Keaton would be reprising his role as Toomes from the 2017 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Homecoming, a co-production between Sony and Marvel Studios. In the teaser, Toomes teasingly asks if Morbius is “tired of doing the whole ‘Good Guy’ thing.”
In the final full-length trailer for diseasewhich was released just over a week ago, Toomes tells Morbius: “[It’s] Time to let go of who you used to be and figure out who you’re supposed to be.” Similarly, the film’s main villain, Milo (Matt Smith), tells Morbius, “Just accept who you are: the villain.”
What’s more, Leto himself teased that Morbius was involved with the “sinister” villain teams ahead of Sony and Marvel Studios’ release. Spider-Man: No Way Home, a film that ultimately broke open the multiverse, effectively kicking down the forbidden door between the MCU and Sony’s Spider-Man universe. “If you saw the last one Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer, you know the multiverse has officially opened – and there are all sorts of opportunities for villains to meet, thrive, and maybe even further their darker intentions,” Leto said at the time.
Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Morbius the Living Vampire first appeared in the 1971s Amazing Spider-Man #101. The character started out as a villain but eventually evolved into an anti-hero, much like Eddie Brock/Venom. In this sense, disease is the third entry in Sony’s line of Marvel spinoff films starring Spider-Man villains, following 2018 poison and 2021s Venom: Let there be carnage.
disease Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Joining Leto, Keaton, Gibson and Smith are Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, Jared Harris as Dr. Nicholas, Al Madrigal as Alberto Rodriguez and Corey Johnson in an unknown role. The film follows Dr. Morbius trying to find a cure for the blood disease he and many others suffer from. However, the cure may be worse than the disease when the good doctor turns into a blood-sucking creature of the night.
See if the living vampire turns bad when disease Theatrical releases on April 1st.
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