Watch: Morbius trailer offers us first, horrific look of Spider-Man frenemy

Of all of Spider-Man’s rogues and allies, Morbius the Dwelling Vampire wasn’t precisely the primary character we might choose to get his personal solo characteristic movie. However the first trailer from the upcoming Morbius appears to go for a extra horror, monster film really feel somewhat than a straight-up superhero film, so it is bought us fairly intrigued.

Morbius stars Jared Leto (taking a second stab at superhero motion pictures after his failed Joker stint in Suicide Squad) as genius scientist Dr. Michael Morbius. Stricken and crippled by a uncommon blood illness since he was a baby, Michael takes a raffle on a ‘remedy’ involving DNA from vampire bats, however is inflicted with a type of vampirism that offers him “elevated energy and pace, the flexibility to make use of echo location, and an overwhelming urge to devour blood.”

Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the film additionally stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.

Jared Leto stars as the titular 'Living Vampire', Morbius.Jared Leto stars because the titular ‘Dwelling Vampire’, Morbius.

The film appears to play up the extra horrific elements of Morbius, giving him extra of an anti-hero vibe somewhat than a straight up hero. This is sensible, as Morbius had initially been conceived as a Spider-Man villain when created by comics author Roy Thomas and penciler Gil Kane for The Wonderful Spider-Man #101 in 1971, however later turned the web-slinger’s ally.

The horror vibe additionally gels properly with the one already established by 2018’s Venom film, which kick-started Sony’s personal Spidey-centric Marvel cinematic universe. Whereas we’re unlikely to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man seem in Morbius, there’s an Easter egg on the finish of this trailer that confirms that that is related to the MCU-linked Spider-Man motion pictures (Homecoming and Far From Residence), so we must be seeing Holland in future Spider-verse motion pictures.

Morbius is about for launch in Malaysia on July 30.

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