Matt Smith Defends Morbius' Massive Box Office Flop

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Jared Leto's debut in the Spider-Man spinoff film Morbius faced a massive flop at the box office. However, the disappointment didn't stop there, as fans found a way to lambast the film even more by turning it into the latest meme sensation. Ironically, their bizarre enthusiasm for the film has even resulted in Sony releasing the film for the second time.

Despite the disheartening backlash, Matt Smith – who plays the vampire antagonist Milo, somehow remains positive about Morbius.


Matt Smith Breaks Silence on Morbius Discouraging Backlash

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Smith admitted that Morbius was indeed "thrown under the bus" by viewers and critics but clarified that he and his co-stars had no choice but to move forward.


“Yeah, it was thrown under the bus. But you just have to roll with it. What else are you gonna do? It’s a film, at the end of the day, we’re not saving lives. For whatever reason, it didn’t quite work out and… It is what it is.”

In a previous interview with, Smith opened up about the time when a fan surprised him with the famous "It's Morbin Time," Jared Leto's phrase in the film that hilariously made its way across the internet as a meme after the film's release.


When asked how his Morbius character, Milo, would fit in Westeros due to his involvement in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, Smith shared a short yet genuine response.

“He’s a vampire so he would struggle with it. I’m glad you watched a completely different movie than I did.”

Despite Smith's confusion about his character in the film, fans still praised the actor for carrying the film, praising his performance as a menacing antagonist.

Also read: House of the Dragon: Matt Smith Prepares for Battle in Full Targaryen Armor in New Photo


What's Next For Matt Smith?

Matt Smith's debut into the world of MCU may have faced a tragic fate. Thankfully, he is given the opportunity to explore the world of Westeros as he will be playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen, a younger son of Prince Baelon Targaryen and a brother of King Viserys I Targaryen in House of the Dragon, which centers on the Targaryen Civil War, set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO Max on August 21.