Have you seen the new trailer for Morbius? If so, you've probably noticed that Spider-Man makes a surprise cameo in the teaser. Not surprisingly, it already has Marvel fans freaking out.
In the Morbius trailer, there is a brief shot showing Jared Leto's Michael Morbius walking down a street where there appears to be a poster of Spider-Man painted with the words "Murderer."
This shouldn't be much of a surprise considering that Morbius is a Spider-Man villain but the image used in the trailer looks like the Sam Raimi version of the webslinger.
So what does this mean? Is the new film still set in the same universe as Raimi's trilogy? Needless to say, people are very confused.
so morbius is in the raimiverse? WHAT. https://t.co/fn1zwbFi8C— jeremy. (@jeremylovesyall) January 12, 2020
It is the Raimi suit. Intact it’s the raimi suit image from Spider-Man ps4 pic.twitter.com/JwjafNNkSy— ya boi wants to see uncut gems (@SpecSpiderKen) January 12, 2020
Broke: morbius is MCU Canon— Groo ???️?️ (@spinsaweb) January 12, 2020
woke: morbius is fUCKING RAIMI CANON https://t.co/plzdQXNDGj
But didn't they announce Morbius would take place during the MCU??? Does this make the Raimi Suit canon?!?? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! pic.twitter.com/x5ksfSSBnh— Spider-Cop: Far From Crime. (@I_am_SpiderCop) January 12, 2020
For now, it's safe to assume that Morbius is set in the present. After all, there's a huge Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter Egg at the end of the trailer.
The synopsis for Morbius reads as follows:
"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."
Morbius hits theaters on July 31.