Marvel’s living vampire is finally on the way–and a new poster shows the crew he’s bringing along for the ride.
The much-delayed Sony Pictures’ Morbius–slated to swoop into theaters April 1–this week unveiled a striking poster of the Jared Leto-led cast to pique everyone’s interest. Check out the poster–courtesy of comicbook.com–on this page.
Morbius–directed by Daniel Espinosa from a screenplay by Matt Sazama, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Burk Sharpless–details the eerie transformation of Dr. Michael Morbius into the dangerous antihero. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others from suffering his fate, the scientist “attempts a desperate gamble,” according to the official synopsis.
“While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil–or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?”
Morbius stars the Oscar-winning Leto as the titular living vampire, along with Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith and Michael Keaton (as the Vulture from the Spider-Man universe).
Given that the Marvel Comics Morbius character debuted in a 1971 issue of The Amazing Spider–Man (from writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane), there has been conjecture about a potential crossover between the two characters.
When asked about a cinematic meeting, Tom Holland–the current web-slinging star–said Morbius “looks really cool. And it’s more scary. I think it could be a cool thing…Spider-Man versus a vampire.”
Leto added fuel to the fire, saying that the latest Spider-Man blockbuster has “officially opened” the multiverse. “There’s all kinds of opportunities for villains to meet up, and maybe nurture their more sinister intents,” he said.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Morbius.