The news, released by Sony Pictures, of the new spin-off project linked to the Spider-Man saga had arrived in a rather unexpected way. Let’s talk about Morbius, a title that recalls the homonymous character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and appeared for the first time in The Amazing Spider-Man saga, published in ’71. Here’s everything you need to know about this fascinating new project.
When Will The Film Release?
When does the Spider-Man spin-off release? In January 2019, Deadline announced that Sony had set a release date for the Morbius movie. The title was expected in American theaters on July 31, 2020. However, due to the coronavirus emergency, Sony has postponed the release for several months. From the summer, it moved on to March 19, 2021. The date was then postponed to October 8, 2021, and again to January 21, 2022, for COVID-19
What Is The Plot & Story?
The spin-off is part of Sony’s project on various Spider-Verse characters, particularly the villains. In this sense, we remember Venom, whose sequel was released earlier this year. We saw Tom Hardy reprise the role of the famous antagonist and the live-action dedicated to the anti-heroines, Venom.
The advances relating to the plot of the film Morbius reveal the creative choice to remain faithful to the comic. Micheal Morbius is a scientist who has leukemia, who, now on the verge of dying, tries in every way to find a cure for his disease, helped by his friend Emil Nikol. Under these experiments, Morbius injects himself a vial of blood bat: something goes wrong, and this involves the metamorphosis of the man who, while remaining alive, takes on the appearance of a fearsome bloodthirsty vampire, endowed with an uncontrollable strength and instinct that even lead him to tear apart the body of his friend and fellow student.
Morbius will be tormented by this new nature, becoming an outcast and living isolated from all. We will then see him become a ferocious antagonist of Spiderman, as well as of Blade.
Who’s In The Cast?
Apart from Jared Leto as Morbius, we will see some of the prominent Hollywood names in the upcoming Sony film. These include:
- Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft
- Matt Smith as Loxias Crown
- Al Madrigal as Agent Rodriguez
- Charlie Shotwell as Michael
There are rumors that the film will also feature Jared Harris (The Crown, Chernobyl), but information about his role has not been revealed so far.