‘Morbius’ Director Talks About Why the Film is Missing Those Spider-Man References
The visionary behind Sony’s latest installment of the developing film franchise of Spider-Man characters, Morbius director Danny Espinosa talks about why the film is missing those Spider-Man references.
Sony is in full swing as they attempt to replicate the masterful successes of the MCU with their very own film franchise of Spider-Man characters.
Venom and its sequel, Venom: Let There be Carnage, were the first two dominoes to fall, with the recently released Morbius following suit.
The latest entry, Morbius, has finally reached theaters, after being the most delayed film in history; as the Jared Leto- starring project sees the first live-action adaption of one of Marvel’s most interesting anti-heroes.
Yet, one of the most exciting things for fans of Spider-Man was seeing how this film would interact with the greater happenings of the character; especially after Spider-Man: No Way Home celebrated the return f three generations of Peter Parker to the big screen.
As it turns out, despite the film’s promotional campaign being riddled with friendly neighborhood easter eggs, none of the nods to comics’ most popular character actually made it into the final cut; very much to the dismay of moviegoers.
The biggest question is, Why? well, who better to hear from than the man behind the film itself, as Morbius director Danny Espinosa talks about those missing Spider-Man references.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Espinosa stated, “No, I mean, it’s funny, because when you do a movie of this sort, there are some people that make the trailer and then you make the movie and when you make a movie, you always cut out things.”
The director continued, “For example, if you look at Safe House, you have these when they’re in this war room, I have many different kinds of detective parts of that story that go cut out. And what I can say is that what’s in the movie is what I thought should be in the movie.”
It is interesting to consider that Sony sought to include Spider-Man references- most likely to urge fans to go watch the film- but it feels disingenuous.
Morbius’ box office debut was solid, despite the overwhelmingly negative reviews; with revelations like this giving us insight into why there is so much convolution.