The triumph of Spiderman: No Way Home is undoubtedly another addition to Sony's milestones in their history filmmaking. Following the box-office hit, a Spiderman spinoff featuring Tom Hardy's Venom: Let There Be Carnage also received praises from critics and fans after its theatrical release. With more than one box-office success in the year 2021, looks like Sony sits at a very comfortable spot.
Now, another addition to the expanding Spider-Verse is Jared Leto's Morbius. The film stars Leto as Michael Morbius, a gifted scientist with a rare blood condition, stumbling upon a form of vampirism while experimenting for a cure, which gives him superhuman abilities but also a taste for human blood.
While Morbius is originally an anti-hero to Spiderman in the comics, the live adaptation won't be featuring Peter Parker. Instead, Morbius will face off against actor Matt Smith's Loxias Crown.
If you're not familiar with the Spider-Verse lore in the comics, Dr. Loxias Crown also became a Vampiric being known as Hunger. Though he is not much stronger like Morbius, he shares the same trait such as physical strength, bats manipulation, and teleportation.
Recently, Morbius actor Matt Smith sat down with Screen Rant to talk about his role in the upcoming film, revealing how confusing the whole project is for him.
Smith explained, “The truth is, I wasn't aware of the great big history of the character in many respects. Because the script I was presented with doesn't really delve into the past of him - or indeed the future. And isn't someone else playing him? It's all a bit confusing to me, to be honest with you. I took as my Bible just the actual script, is the honest truth of it. And it was all a bit odd whether it was Loxias [Crown] or not. I'm still not quite sure, to be honest. “
Before Morbius' release, fans are already criticizing the film. And the first screening for Morbius also receives disheartening responses, claiming that the timeline of the film was very confusing.
For Matt Smith's confusion, it's hard to portray a character you don't fully understand. Especially with the multiverse as the core of the current MCU phase, someone who's not catching up with the films and their comic counterpart will surely get disoriented.
Morbius will premiere on the big screens on April 1.