MOVIE NEWS – Sony has released exclusive footage from the upcoming Marvel movie Morbius, which shows Jared Leto’s complete transformation into “The Living Vampire”.
At this year’s CCXP event, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Releasing revealed exclusive footage from the upcoming Morbius. Based on the Marvel Comics comic book Morbius, The Living Vampire, the film is the origin story of said villain and will hit theatres next month as part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe.
In the exclusive clip, we finally get to witness the character’s complete transformation into “The Living Vampire”, endowing him with supernatural powers and an unwanted bloodlust. In the film, Dr Michael Morbius (Jared Leto – last seen in House of Gucci as Paolo Gucci) suffers from a rare blood disorder and has spent his life working to treat such patients and find a cure for his condition, and is determined to push the boundaries of scientific research and experimentation. In his attempt to find a cure, Dr Morbius attempts to infect himself with a form of vampirism. His treatment comes at a price, however, as he gains superhuman abilities, surpassing the superstitious flaws of vampirism, as well as a vampire-like physical transformation and a similar bloodlust.
In the clip, we see him moving through the air at superhuman speeds, as if he can teleport and no one can stop him – so it’s a pretty graphic taste of the character’s abilities.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the film is set in a universe that is probably the same as Venom’s; however, based on the obvious references in the trailer, fans will have noticed references to several previous Spider-Man films from different franchises. However, the confirmed role of Michael Keaton in the movie, which would be a sequel to his character Adrian Toomes/Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming, brought all of these stories much closer together.
The ending of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and the appearance of Venom’s name in Morbius also suggests that there will be a deep connection between these cinematic universes, which Sony and Marvel are working on carefully and in complete harmony.
How the film will deal with these interconnecting factors will be revealed when the film hits cinemas on 28 January 2022.
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