Though Marvel and SONY have seemingly resolved some of their recent difficulties (at least allowing Tom Holland’s Spider-man to continue co-existing between their offerings), SONY are continuing on with plans to expand their own section of the Spider-verse.
Work is already underway on a sequel to Venom (starring Tom Hardy) and now we have our first real glance at another movie from the webslinger’s rogues gallery. Jared Leto plays Michael Morbius a brilliant doctor and scientist afflicted with a devastating and debilitating blood disease. His desperate search for a cure leads him to take extreme risks and when he is infused with the blood of a rare strain of vampire bat he starts to assume some of their behaviours. The question becomes: what happens when a miraculous cure is worse than the affliction?
Alongside Leto (who previously essayed the Joker in Suicide Squad), the trailer offers us a glimpse at supporting players such as Adria Adjona (as Martine Bancroft), Tyrese Gibson (as Simon Stroud), Matt Smith (as Loxias Crown), Jared Harris as Michael’s mentor and a surprise appearance by Michael Keaton (as, one presumes, Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture)… indicating some wibbly-wobbly connective tissue and perhaps there’s room for an eventual ‘Sinister Six‘ type super-villain team-up?
SONY release Morbius on 31st July 2020.