Our first new trailer for Morbius since early 2020 finally went online today — and Marvel fans are here for it. With all the other superhero movies on the way over the next year, it’s fair to say that a lot of folks had probably forgotten that this next installment in Sony’s cinematic universe was coming so soon, but this promo has once again skyrocketed the hype for it. In particular, the internet is going crazy for the title character’s epic look.
As based on the classic Spider-Man foe, Jared Leto stars as Dr. Michael Morbius, a brilliant scientist with a rare blood disease who, in an attempt to cure himself, transforms into what you might call a Living Vampire. The new trailer really leaned into the horror angle of the anti-hero’s story, complete with a lot of glimpses at his final monstrous form, as beautifully realized with comic-book accurate CGI. And it’s earning a lot of praise on social media.
The movie’s not even out yet and Morbius is already killing people.
No lies detected.
Comic book readers are happy.
Do you think we’ll get a variation on this quote in the film?
Martin Scorsese would definitely agree: This is cinema!
As well as his terrific character design, the Morbius trailer also highlighted the movie’s many ties to the wider Marvel multiverse, including another appearance from Michael Keaton’s Vulture, Amazing Spider-Man easter eggs, and Morbius joking to a victim that he’s actually Tom Hardy’s Venom. We’re not entirely sure which of these universes it’s specifically set in, but fans are enjoying the crossovers nonetheless.
As directed by Daniel Espinosa and also starring Adria Arjona, Jared Harris and Matt Smith, Morbius is due to swoop into cinemas starting Jan. 28, 2022.