Morbius is a 2022 American superhero film produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel. It’s Sony’s third Spider-Man picture (SSU).
Jared Leto plays Dr. Michael Morbius alongside Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. Morbius and Milo (Smith) become living vampires after healing a rare blood illness.
Morbius has been brought to the big screen multiple times since 1998, including as an antagonist in the Blade franchise and as a solo picture by Artisan Entertainment. Sony began creating a Morbius picture after unveiling a Spider-Man-inspired shared world starting with Venom (2018).
By November 2017, Sazama and Sharpless had a script, and Leto and Espinosa joined. End-of-the-year casting preceded London production in February 2019. Filming ended in June 2019, with reshoots in February.
Morbius premiered in Mexico City on March 10, 2022, and was distributed in the U.S. on April 1, 2022, after being delayed numerous times from July 2020 owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Critics panned its script, visual effects, and post-credits scenes, but praised Smith’s acting. The picture grossed $167 million globally. Due to negative reactions, it spawned internet memes.
Jared Leto Plays Dr. Morbius
Morbius? Dr. Michael Morbius has an unusual blood disease. He resorts to frantic lengths to discover a cure with little time left. He unwittingly becomes a vampire, having incredible strength and a desire for blood.
Morbius was first presented as part of Spider-rogues Man’s gallery, but in later adventures, he became an anti-hero.
Jared Leto’s other roles Leto has played The Joker in Suicide Squad and Justice League.
Oscar-winning actor recognized for Fight Club, American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream, Blade Runner 2049, and Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci. Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman.
Milo (Matt Smith)
Milo…? Michael Morbius’ surrogate sibling Milo has the same blood problem. Also given their vampiric abilities, he becomes a villain, leading to a showdown between the adoptive siblings. Morbius seems to revolve around a fight between two blood-sucking villains, like the first two Venom movies.
Matt Smith’s other roles Smith became famous when he replaced David Tennant as Doctor Who’s Eleventh Doctor. Later projects include Terminator Genisys, His House, and Last Night in Soho.
Last year, he made a spectacular cameo appearance on This Time with Alan Partridge, and coming up he has the much-anticipated Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon.
Michael Keaton Plays Vulture
Adrian Toomes/Vulture Toomes initially appeared in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, where we learned he turned evil after being duped by Tony Stark.
He was vanquished by Spider-Man and put to prison, but now he’s back. Daniel Espinosa explained how Toomes ended himself in Morbius, which isn’t based on the same reality as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home establish that characters can cross multiverses,” he told CinemaBlend. No Way Home transferred Venom, Vulture, and possibly others between the MCU and Venom Universe.
What’s Michael Keaton’s filmography? Keaton has also played Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster and its sequel, a role he’ll reprise in The Flash and Batgirl.
In 2014’s Birdman, he mocked his superhero work and was nominated for an Oscar. Recently, he starred in The Founder, Dumbo, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Dopesick.
Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona)
Bancroft, who? Martine is the fiancée of Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist whose life is upended when he becomes a living vampire.
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“Martine is heard. Nice to see a female character. Not only beauty, strength, or toughness. Because she’s smart “Arjona praised her part. “She’s also interested and has a large heart, and she wants to aid Morbius. She cares for him in a manner he doesn’t. Martine is Morbius’ rock.”
Simon Stroud (Tyrese Gibson)
Simon Stroud… Simon is an FBI agent entrusted with stopping Morbius’ destruction. Gibson has recently praised the character’s prosthetic limb.
“That arm has all kinds of extraordinary effects and powers,” he told Maxim. “First time as a superhero. I’ve done heroic stuff, but I’m not one.”
Al Madrigal Portrays Al Rodriguez
Al Rodriguez who? Simon’s FBI buddy Al helps him pursue Morbius.
Al Madrigal’s other roles Madrigal has appeared in The Way Back and I’m Dying Up Here. Marvel Studios used his WHICH Newsfront online shorts to promote Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War.
Nicholas Morbius (Jared Harris)
Nick Morbius Nicholas mentors Michael and Milo, who manages a hospice.
What’s Jared Harris’s resume? Harris’ TV credits include Mad Men, The Crown, Chornobyl, and The Beast Must Die. He’s in Apple TV+’s Foundation.
Michael Morbius, 10, greets his surrogate brother Lucien, whom he renames Milo. They bond through their blood disease and wish to be “normal.” Nicholas, their adopted father, and hospital director sends Morbius to medical school while he cares for Milo.
Morbius declines a Nobel Prize for artificial blood 25 years later. His colleague Martine Bancroft discovers he has covertly captured dozens of vampire bats from Costa Rica to cure his ailment.
After telling Milo about his illegal experiment, Morbius finds financing to equip a private mercenary vessel in international waters.
The cure turns Morbius into a vampire, who kills and drains the crew after they assault him in panic. Once his bloodlust subsides, Morbius erases all CCTV evidence of his experiment before alerting authorities and plunging overboard.
Morbius returns to New York with superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, and echolocation; his vampire bats treat him as their own. To suppress his bloodlust, he consumes artificial blood as it becomes insufficient. Simon Stroud and Al Rodriguez investigate Morbius’ victims.
Milo is enraged when Morbius refuses to cure him. Morbius encounters a dead, bloodless nurse while visiting Bancroft. He tries to flee, but Stroud corners and arrests him. Milo visits him in prison and promises to liberate him.
Morbius confronts Milo after learning he took his cure and killed the nurse. Milo admits his bloodlust-driven crime and begs Morbius to accept his talents. Morbius flees without harming his sibling.
Morbius contacts Bancroft to explain what Milo has done before purchasing a new lab and manufacturing an anti-vampire antibody to kill Milo; he plans to use it on himself since he would lose control of his bloodlust. Stroud and Rodriguez upload a video of one of Milo’s attacks, believing Morbius’ vampirism is spreading.
Nicholas screams at Milo to stop. Milo wounded Nicholas, forcing him to contact Morbius, who comes too late to save him. Milo also kills Bancroft.
Bancroft dies in Morbius’ arms, so he drinks her blood. Morbius confronts Milo and summons bats to restrain and inject the antibodies.
Milo dies gently, and Morbius flies away with the bats, lamenting and embracing his vampire identity. Bancroft awakens as a red-eyed vampire after ingesting Morbius’ blood while feeding on her.
Adrian Toomes enters Morbius’ reality in two mid-credits scenes.
Toomes visits Morbius after realizing his transport involves Spider-Man and offers they create a team.
Morbius is a 2022 American superhero film produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel. It’s Sony’s third Spider-Man picture (SSU). Jared Leto plays Dr. Michael Morbius alongside Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.
Michael Keaton played Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster and its sequel. The actor will also appear in The Flash and Batgirl. After infecting himself with vampirism, he consumes artificial blood to suppress his bloodlust.