Morbius Star Confirms Massive Edits Were Made in the Film

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Morbius has seemingly become a forgotten film at this point due to its negative reception from the critics and its underwhelming box office performance that didn't achieve the same feat as the Venom films.

A lot of people who have seen the film have also theorized that a lot of scenes might have been cut and, as it turns out, that was actually the case.

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During an interview with ComicBookMovie.com, Al Madrigal, who plays FBI agent Al Rodriguez, was asked about his thoughts on his participation in Morbius to which he revealed that he filmed a lot of scenes that ended up being cut from the theatrical version.

"First of all, Morbius: not as bad as everybody is making it out to be. Sure, it had problems and they diced it up quite a bit," Madrigal said. "I had some hilarious lines that were cut out of that movie. I was very funny [Laughs]."

He continued, "In London, when you shoot they do a halfway party exactly midway through the film and there’s a big blowout. Editors came up to me. A gaggle of them came up and said, ‘Oh my God, we see everything you’re doing. All the subtle stuff. All of the jokes.’ I got to improvise through that freely. If they’d left in just 50% more of my stuff [Laughs]. I got butchered in that thing. I think that’s what they did. They just really...because of COVID, they just had so much time to mess with it. They really messed with it."

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Furthermore, Madrigal shared that he and Tyrese Gibson actually filmed a fight scene with Matt Smith for six days although none of them showed up in the final cut of the film even though you can see glimpses of it in the trailers.

"You saw a complete alternate ending to this entire thing," he revealed. "They made a good point. That scene you saw pictures from was shot during the day and the rationale was, ‘We have a vampire movie. We can’t have the big final fight scene happen during the day.’ At some point, me and Tyrese fought Matt Smith. I shot for six days and none of that was shown."

In retrospect, Madrigal's revelation makes so much sense given that the two characters' appearances in the film didn't really make a huge impact in the version that we saw and it became apparent that they were originally going to have a major presence, especially since they cast someone like Gibson in one of the roles. It would be interesting to see if Sony will ever release an extended edition or perhaps release their deleted scenes in the physical media discs where we can see what their additional scenes would have looked like.

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Morbius is set to be released digitally on May 17 and in physical format on June 14.