Although there was initially only that of Sam Raimi Spider Man trilogy, the brand has since expanded to a variety of continuities and franchises. If these various continuities have mostly remained separate, it appears that Morbius will bring them all together in a fascinating way. Of course, it’s not yet clear exactly how it all works – but it looks like the multiverse is at work. Especially if you’ve seen the last one Morbius trailer that actually combines the four Spider Man franchisees.
Fans have already located Easter eggs in the previous trailer for the upcoming film Morbius. This included a mural that resembled Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and an appearance by Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes from his Spider-Man: Homecoming MCU role. These references were brought back in the latest trailer, along with a few more. Specifically, there’s a point where Jared Leto’s Morbius looks at a Daily Bugle newspaper that references both Rhino and Black Cat. These two characters were part of the continuity of The Amazing Spider-Man.
But the references don’t stop there. The film also makes it clear that this is taking place with Sony’s other recent villainous spin-offs, Venom and its sequel Venom: let there be carnage. There’s a moment towards the end when Morbius jokes, “I’m Venom!” as he assumes his vampire form. It’s a surprising little reference to the fellow anti-hero. As a result, the Morbius trailer indeed combines a variety of Spider Man franchises at once.
In the new movie …
“Dangerously suffering from a rare blood disease and determined to save others who suffer the same fate, Dr. Morbius takes a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a drastic success, a darkness within him breaks loose and turns this healer into a hunter.
Daniel Espinosa directed Morbius from a screenplay written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.
Along with the aforementioned Jared Leto, the film’s confirmed cast also includes Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.
The highly anticipated film Morbius is currently slated for a January 28, 2022 release date early next year.