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Sony’s first Morbius trailer is as absurd as ‘pseudo-vampire Marvel villain played by Jared Leto’ sounds

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After failing to get fans with his depiction of Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is trying his hand at playing a Marvel antihero named Morbius for Sony. The first trailer shows Hollywood’s previous prince of darkness come back to his gothic roots for the role.

Not at all like Marvel Studios movies, which exist under the Disney banner, Morbius is altogether from Sony Pictures, much like Tom Hardy’s Venom. The trailer acquaints everyone with Morbius the Living Vampire (who initially showed up in Marvel comics as a Spider-Man villain), also called Dr. Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning doctor. He’s living with an uncommon blood condition that he needs to fix to live. By one way or another, all the while, he accidentally transforms himself into a “pseudo-vampire,” picking up vampire bat-like qualities, including echolocation and a hunger for blood. Wild!

The trailer additionally makes it clear this isn’t a Marvel Studios film. Dissimilar to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel Studios doesn’t have anything to do with Morbius. Rather, it’s being made “in association with Marvel,” which is one approach to frame the relationship of which studios own which characters.

All things considered, Sony appears to be anxious to help fans to remember Morbius’ Spider-Man comic roots: the studio stopped the names of both of its recent (Marvel Studio-produced) Spider-Man films alongside Venom in the trailer. There’s additionally an appearance from Michael Keaton toward the finish of Morbius’ trailer, yet it’s unclear if he’s repeating his role as Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming.

See, Morbius is anything but difficult to ridicule since, well, it’s a movie about Jared Leto transforming himself into a pseudo-vampire with echolocation capacities. Yet, always remember that Leto was once delegated the Prince of Darkness at the Fuse Chainsaw awards; without a doubt, this is the ideal role for him.

Morbius will be released this mid-year.

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