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Sony wants Morbius to appear in an MCU film, especially the Blade franchise. In fact, if Morbius is well-received and a commercial smash, he could have a key to Disneyland.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to show on December 17, 2021. Right now, we all know this movie will tie into Marvel’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is scheduled on March 25, 2022. Jared Leto’s Morbius, on the other hand, crashes theaters on January 28, 2022.
We know that Doctor Strange will be dealing with the multiverse; after all, the title alone says it. We do think that Spider-Man will also introduce the multiverse because of the villains from other worlds showing up. Furthermore, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will return as previous Spider-Men.
Will Morbius be a sign that there will be a multiverse crossover in his film?
It may not need to have a multiverse.
We have seen that newspaper in the Venom sequel trailer, Let There Be Carnage, there is a small scene of a newspaper showing that the Avengers do exist in the Sony’s Spider-Verse.
They just don’t meet since they are generally far away for it to affect them. Although this just might be an Easter Egg, if Sony says that they are working to unite the two universes , the best time to do it is on Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Sources indicate that Sony seeks a deal for Morbius similar to Spider-Man. In other words, they’re open to Marvel Studios incorporating Morbius into one of their movies. After all, Spider-Man’s participation in Captain America: Civil War and the last two Avengers movies blew up at the box office.
The Morbius trailer is either teasing or courting an MCU relationship.
For example, it showed Michael Keaton.
The trailer didn’t say who he was, but based on how he looked, he does remind us of Adrian Toomes, also known as Vulture. Toomes was the main villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Homecoming was the first Sony movie that is officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The way Toomes looked at the end of the movie is exactly or very similar to how he looked in the Morbius trailer. If it is Toomes, then this is another confirmation that they do exist in the same universe or the universes have already collided?
In the same trailer though, we do see that there is a Spider-Man graffiti on the wall, although this version is the Tobey Maguire version (video game version in 2018), not Tom Holland.
So does Morbius exist in a world where Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man exist? Again, is that an Easter Egg or a sign of things to happen?
Other than the multiverse, it also may seem that a multiverse version of the Sinister Six is getting together. It is confirmed that Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) will be in No Way Home.
There is also gossip going around that Green Goblin (William Dafoe), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Lizard (Rhys Ifans), and Rhino (Paul Giamatti) will also show up.
It is even rumored that Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) is back, too. But take the rumors with a grain of salt.
If even the rumors are not true, we have to consider Morbius, Vulture, Kraven The Hunter, Venom, and Carnage are adding up to Spider-Man’s Rogue’s Gallery.
Of course, not all of them might be part of the Sinister Six since some of them are shown as anti-heroes than villains, but still. If the multiverse happens, the Sinister Six will soon become a reality.
This is a bit confusing to tell you the truth, but there is some clarity.
Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group President Sanford Panitch did say that there is a connection between the MCU and the Sony developed Spider-Verse. He also added that all will be revealed in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The multiverse or the merging of the MCU and the Sony Spider-Verse is happening. Moreover, we are already seeing signs of it scattered around the Sony movies.
Sony Wants Morbius to Face Blade in the MCU
The Origin of the Living Vampire
Morbius the Living Vampire is also known as Dr. Michael Morbius. Writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane co-created him. He first appeared in 1971 in The Amazing Spider-Man No. 101. He was born and raised in Greece by his mother.
He was isolated most of his young life because of his rare blood condition. His disease contributed to his unpleasant appearance. Regardless, he was intellectually gifted and studied most of his life.
He eventually became a Nobel prize-winning biologist and specialized in human and animal biology. While he was in New York, he was studying for a cure for his blood condition.
He tried to cure himself with his knowledge of biochemistry and made a treatment using vampire bat DNA and electroshock therapy. This, in turn, transformed his disease with something worse called “pseudo-vampirism” which gave him this bloodlust.
Morbius has to drink blood in order to survive; in addition, he had to stay away from light. This new disease also gave him special abilities like flight, superhuman strength, super speed and accelerated healing.
Another side effect of his new condition is that it made him look worse than he did before. His physical appearance is now chalk white, his nose flattened, and his canine teeth turned into fangs.
He can also infect people with his “pseudo-vamprisim” by biting them. This will transform people into something similar to him but they don’t gain the same ability of flight and healing.
However, these infected people can be cured by using Morbius’ blood to make an antidote.
But this antidote will not cure Morbius himself.
Morbius is known as part of Spider-Man’s Rogues’ Gallery. But even though he is known to be an antagonist in most cases, he is a well-known anti-hero. He regularly teamed up with Spider-Man and Blade.
He also became part of the Midnight Sons and A.R.M.O.R.
Getting the Pieces in Place
Whatever the case may be, it seems that Sony and Marvel are really working together on this. Marvel and Sony just needed to get things ready for the audience to prepare us for the multiverse to happen.
It’s highly likely that, because of the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, it really made Sony rethink their position and how they can benefit from merging the universe instead of keeping it separate.
We have waited for years for this to happen. Now we are a few months away from reaping the benefits.
This will now have no complications to see Spider-Man battling it out with Venom or seeing Morbius being part of the Midnight Sons with the Punisher, Moon Knight and Ghost Rider.