Hey remember that Sony Spider-man spin-off movie starring Jared Leto as vampire hero, Morbius? Yeah it was supposed to have come out years ago it feel like, well today we got a featurette for the film ahead of the new trailer dropping on Tuesday. One thing to notice here, when Morbius is checking out the Daily Bugle newspaper in the upper left hand corner you see headlines for “Rhino on the loose again,” and “Black Cat: Friend or Foe.” Sony is really trying its best to build its own Spider-man universe and this looks like another big step to do so. We already know Spider-man Homecoming star, Michael Keaton is returning in this film as Adrain Toomes. Will Toomes possibly be recruiting Morbius to a super villain team? The Sinister Six perhaps? We will have to wait and see.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, Morbius is intended to be the third film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and stars Jared Leto as Michael Morbius alongside Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. In the film, Morbius becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease.
After announcing plans for a new shared universe of films inspired by Spider-Man characters beginning with Venom (2018), Sony began developing one based on Morbius. Sazama and Sharpless had written a script by November 2017. Leto and Espinosa officially joined in June 2018. Work began in earnest at the end of the year with further casting, ahead of a production start in February 2019 in London. Filming was confirmed to have been completed by June 2019.
Morbius is scheduled to be released in the United States on January 28, 2022, delayed from an initial July 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.