After months without news or information the scenes, the first trailer of Morbius was finally revealed, bringing several surprises in the new film “Universe Sony,” which in turn has derived characters of the mythology of Spider-Man.
Here, we could see Jared Leto transformed into the Vampire Vampire of the comics, but we also noticed several references and some surprising connections with the comics. Because of this, we have listed here ten things you need to see in the trailer of Morbius!
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The trailer starts with a big flashback that shows a little of Michael Morbius’ past. Just like in comics, he was born in Greece, but due to his health problems, he was always a rejected and isolated child – here, we see the boy being bullied by other children.
For this reason, he turned his attention to studies and science, in addition to becoming an extremely cultured man. An interesting detail in the trailer is how he is always humming the notes of Für Elise, a classical song by Beethoven.
At the beginning of the trailer, Michael Morbius talks a little about his physical condition. He suffers from a severe blood disorder, which left him withered and with a very worn appearance. He struggles with this disorder since childhood and seeks a cure.
In the comics, this is precisely the reason why the scientist ends up becoming the Living Vampire – and it seems, at least from the trailer, that the film must faithfully follow the origin story of the character in the comics – including the “alternative treatment” that he search for the disease.
In a brief moment at the beginning of the video, we see Michael Morbius being honored with one of the most significant scientific awards in the world – the Nobel Prize. In the case of the scientist, he receives for his contributions to the field of medicine.
In the comics, the character also received the award due to his studies with vampire bats. It is possible that, in the film, this is the reason why he is also receiving the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, or perhaps for another work headed by the protagonist.
Speaking of vampire bats, the trailer already makes it very clear what the “origin” of the character will be. Throughout the video, we can see Morbius going after bats to conduct some experiments, as they can bring a cure to his disease.
In comics, this is precisely how the scientist turns into a vampire – using an experimental and unstable treatment with the DNA of this type of bat and electroshocks. At one point in the trailer, we can see the Living Vampire being bitten by several of these creatures.
One of the central characters in the film will be Martine Bancroft, who is also a central figure in the comics. In the movie, the role will be played by Adria Arjona, and appears to be a laboratory assistant to the scientist.
However, in the comics, the two share an even more in-depth story. The two are engaged when Michael Morbius undergoes all his transformation, and he always seeks a cure in an attempt to protect her from his bloodlust.
Transformation and powers
Through the middle of the trailer, we can see Michael Morbius starting to gain some skills due to his experiments with bats. It develops super strength and superhuman speed, in addition to earning powerful echolocation.
These are all gifts of winged mammals. However, we can see that the scientist also ends up gaining the “bad side” of these powers, when his condition leaves him with an insatiable thirst for blood. In comics, he becomes a ” pseudo-vampire ” – that is, he is not a “mystical” vampire-like the others.
The spider on the wall
This scene had previously been “leaked” and generated a lot of buzz on the internet. In a moment of the trailer, Michael Morbius passes through a street full of graffiti and graffiti, where we can see a poster of Spider-Man.
The photo, as it was discovered, comes from the game Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4. Surprisingly, this is a skin made based on the look of Sam Raimi ‘s trilogy. However, we can read the word ” killer ” spray-painted on the poster … which may be a reference to Peter Parker from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The trailer also briefly shows us a glimpse of the main villain in the film, which will be played by Matt Smith. This is Loxias Crown, a man who shares the same blood disease as Michael Morbius.
In the comics, Loxias goes by the name of Hunger and is a frequent villain in the stories of the antihero. He ends up going through the same experiment as Morbius, and also turns into a pseudo-vampire desperate for human blood.
The final form
Another image that had previously been leaked is the scene in which we can see Morbius with a much more similar look to the comics. This moment happens right at the end of the trailer and shows us the Vampire Vampire with a terrifying appearance.
Because of his DNA transformation and mixing with the DNA of vampire bats, he gets closer to a bat, physically, with big ears, fangs, red eyes, and a flattened nose. It remains to be seen whether, in the film, he will find a cure for his condition.
Finally, the trailer brings us a big surprise at its end. At one point, we can see a man talking to Michael Morbius. The man is revealed to be Michael Keaton – who until then, we didn’t know would be in the film.
The curious thing is that Keaton played the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming – and here, he appears in the same “prison” outfit that the villain wore at the end of the film. We still have no way of knowing exactly if it is the same character – however, it likely is.