|Morbius final trailer (image: Sony Pictures)|
In the final trailer for Morbius, which premieres exclusively in cinemas on April 1, Jared Leto takes a bite out of Sony's Spider-Man Universe. When Dr. Michael Morbius (Leto), who is dying of a rare blood ailment, transforms into the Living Vampire with a bloodlust for criminal prey, he becomes a new Marvel legend. The supernatural spinoff has hinted links to Spider-Man, Tom Hardy's Venom, and Michael Keaton's Spider-Man: Homecoming nemesis the Vulture, set in Sony's part of the Marvel cosmos that expanded wide with Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Morbius was supposed to be released in July 2020, but it was repeatedly postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the Daniel Espinosa-directed picture, starring Leto as another comic book character, will be released in theatres in less than two months. Morbius depicts the storey of Michael, a doctor who uses vampires to help him cure himself of a rare blood condition. Loxias Crown is played by Matt Smith, Martine Bancroft is played by Adria Arjona, Simon Stroud is played by Tyrese Gibson, Alberto Rodriguez is played by Al Madrigal, and Morbius' unknown master is played by Jared Harris.
The film also stars Tyrese Gibson as FBI agent Simon Stroud and Matt Smith as Milo, who is said to be modelled on the comic book antagonist Hunger, a fellow Living Vampire. Milo and Morbius will appear in the film as childhood buddies, according to Sony. As claimed by the firm, "His name came from Morbius. Morbius called the youngster Milo when they met as children, despite the fact that Lucien was born with the same blood condition as Morbius. Their common illness resulted in a brotherly closeness that lasted a lifetime."