Sony’s Morbius trailer out now! Jared Leto failed woefully to satisfy fans with his portrayal of Joker in Suicide Squad, and now he’s trying so hard again by playing a Marvel antihero named Morbius for Sony. The first trailer, as you may have watched above, shows Hollywood’s former prince of darkness return to his gothic roots for the role.
This is quite different from Marvel Studios movies, which exist under the Disney banner. Morbius is completely from Sony Pictures, much like Tom Hardy’s Venom. The trailer introduces us all to Morbius the Living Vampire ”who initially appeared in Marvel comics as a Spider-Man villain”, otherwise known as Dr Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning doctor.
He’s living with an uncommon blood condition that he needs to cure if he must live. In the process, he mistakenly changed himself into a “pseudo-vampire,” gaining vampire bat-like qualities, including echolocation and a wild thirst for blood.
From the trailer, we could tell that this is not a Marvel Studios movie. Compare it to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel Studios have absolutely nothing to do with Morbius. You should rather think if it’s being made “in association with Marvel,” which obviously is one way to frame the relationship of which studios own which characters.