Will ‘Morbius’ Be The Same Film it Was in 2019?
The COVID-19 pandemic had wreaked havoc on the film industry as a whole since 2020, and several films have suffered; with the constant delays, however, we’re curious as to whether Morbius will be the same film it was in 2019?
The recent development for Jared Leto’s feature film debut as the sympathetic villain Morbius is unfortunate for everyone involved in the production of that film.
We recently learned o the film’s delayed debut- yet again, pushing back well into 2022; a development that is shocking considering that Spider-Man: No Way Home– the biggest movie of 2021- didn’t start filming until after the first Morbius trailer was released.
Yet, with everything in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, and Sony’s developing Spider-Verse, shifting so much since 2019, we ponder over how much could potentially be different?
Will Morbius be the same film it was in 2019?
Looking back on Spider-Man: No Way Home and no film will have had a bigger impact on the entire MCU than that film; being the first feature film to explore the vast and mysterious multiverse, it created an interesting dichotomy between Marvel and Sony’s respective universe.
We’re still not sure whether or not Morbius takes place within the MCU, with Adrian Toomes’s presence in the trailer signifying it very much could; but the landscape of that universe is incredibly different now that not even Toome’s is aware of just who is under the Spider-Man mask.
If the film does, however, take place in Sony’s currently developing Spider-Verse, he is still entering a universe that is very different from the one he was born into in 2019.
In a world that just had Venom, Morbius is entering a landscape in which Sony could conceivably develop their own Spider-Man from a past franchise to fill the void in their currently constructed universe.
Either way, the question remains: what changes will Sony be pushed to make with all of the delays still keeping the film from audiences?
Could these delays act as a blessing in disguise? Could they push Sony into further conceptualizing just what they want their universe to be, and just which Spider-Man they want to protect the world from this continually evolving rogues gallery?
Perhaps the addition of a post-credits scene could do the film wonders, and could help the delay help Sony make Morbius the next step in the greater scheme.