You didn’t forget about Morbius, did you? The second film in Sony’s Marvel Universe after Venom is scheduled for release at the end of July, and the first trailer is reportedly coming this Monday, January 13. Ahead of the first trailer, a photo said to be of Jared Leto as Michael Morbius leaked across the web. So far, fans seem to like what they see, which bodes well if the trailer and rest of the film stay close to the Marvel Comics source material.
Morbius stars Jared Leto as a biochemist with a rare blood disease who tries to cure himself and instead becomes infected with a kind of vampirism. The character of Michael Morbius, aka Morbius the Living Vampire, debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 issue in 1971. He’s more of an antihero than a villain and it’ll be interesting to see how Sony introduces him into its growing Marvel Universe.
Morbius also stars Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, Jared Harris, and Adria Arjona. According to THR, Smith plays the movie’s villain, Loxias Crown, Morbius’ best friend who also suffers from the same blood disease. Arjona plays Morbius’ love interest, with Harris as Morbius’ mentor, and Gibson as an FBI agent trying to hunt down Morbius.