A Morbius motion billboard goes viral on social media this week. Jared Leto’s terrifying character rips through the digital banner and appears to look at the people walking below.
Morbius Is Finally Premiering In Theaters April 1, 2022
The path for Morbius playing in theaters hasn’t been easy. It’s been delayed a few times and perhaps marketing like this Morbius motion billboard is needed to keep fans motivated to march into theaters next week. The Spider-Man Universe has become even bigger since the the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios have paved a way for these Spider-Man characters to potentially crossover. We already have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Michael Keaton make an appearance in the Morbius trailers.
CinemaBlend had the chance to speak with Morbius director Daniel Espinosa regarding Spider-Man swinging into Morbius’ universe. He says there’s a Web-Slinger out there somewhere.
“Of course! I mean, in almost all Spider-Verse or, you know, the (universes) that existed in the Marvel universe, if you read the comic books, the whole idea of that kind of – the Marvel string theory, if you would call it that,” Espinosa said. “It’s very related to, if you remember, the alternative Seinfelds. You have a world where you have the same characters, and it’s ALL of the characters, but they are slightly different.”
“So in almost all verses, you have Spider-Man, or a Fantastic Four, or a Tony Stark, or a Morbius. But they will be different in tone. That’s not quite the way that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (is) approaching the idea, but they’re remaining to some core truth,” the Morbius director added. “Then you have the second kind of legend, which is about the totem. Which is that, in all universes, there is a spider totem. Which means that in all universes, there has to be a Spider-Man. Or a Spider-Woman.”
Sony Description For Morbius Starring Jared Leto
“One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.”
Keep an eye out for more Morbius motion billboards like this hanging around big cities.
Morbius premieres April 1st in theaters only.
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