Early subsequent yr, Jared Leto is headlining Morbius, the subsequent movie in Sony Photos’ Spider-Man adjoining film universe. And in a brand new Morbius preview scene, Leto’s character, Dr. Michael Morbius, undergoes a startling transformation right into a dwelling vampire. As within the comics, Michael is desperately making an attempt to remedy his uncommon blood illness. Sadly, the remedy could also be far worse than the illness.
Within the preview, Michael and his fiancée, Martine Bancroft, are prisoners on a ship and underneath heavy guard. Martine can also be a physician, however even she couldn’t have foreseen that Michael’s therapy would strip him of his humanity. Michael’s transition from human to vampire appears extraordinarily painful. However he has it simple in comparison with the guards after he unleashes his fangs and claws. Workman’s comp in all probability can’t cowl these accidents.
What’s the distinction between a “dwelling vampire” and a standard member of the undead? Michael Morbius isn’t susceptible to the supernatural weaknesses of vampires. So crosses and holy water aren’t going to have a lot of an affect on him. Sadly, Michael’s thirst for blood is all too actual, and it could price him his humanity. To save lots of his personal life, Michael should come to phrases with the thought of ingesting blood to outlive. And which means taking lives to delay his personal existence.
Adria Arjona co-stars as Martine Bancroft, whereas former Physician Who star Matt Smith takes on the position of Loxias Crown. Inside the movie, Loxias is Michael’s pal and so they each share the identical blood affliction. Nonetheless, Loxias is much extra keen to cross ethical strains within the seek for a remedy. That’s going to place these buddies on a path in direction of a doubtlessly deadly confrontation, which solely one in every of them can survive.
Michael’s newfound bloodlust may even draw some very unwelcome consideration from the FBI. Tyrese Gibson is co-starring within the movie as Simon Stroud, the FBI agent who’s main the hunt to seize Michael. Whereas Simon has no powers of his personal, he does have some sort of mechanical weapon arm that will even the percentages towards this dwelling vampire. Simon’s accomplice, Alberto Rodriguez can be performed by The Day by day Present veteran Al Madrigal.
Jared Harris additionally co-stars within the movie as Michael’s mentor, however Sony hasn’t launched the identify of Harris’ character. Regardless, essentially the most shocking co-star on this movie is Michael Keaton, who will reprise his position as Adrian Toomes/Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming. The implication of Vulture’s look is that Morbius takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However it’s unclear how this may tie into Spider-Man: No Method Residence or any future Venom motion pictures.
Daniel Espinosa directed Morbius from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. It can hit theaters on January 28, 2022.