Yes, we know Morbius is not part of the Sinister Six True Believer but hold onto your flight harness for a minute because we will get to that. Dropping overnight we got our second(?) entry for Sony’s Spider-Verse with the teaser trailer for the new Jarod Leto lead Morbius out later this year.
First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 Bioscientist Michael Morbius suffered from a rare blood condition that had him seek a cure. Being in a Spidey comic this, of course, turned him into at first a Spidey villain (because Scientists in Spidey comics often are). At first a tragic villain like the Lizard, Morbius turned into more of a Anti-Hero status in the Marvel Universe. Morbius even has a shared history with Venom even so far as teaming up as part of the 90s classic Maximum Carnage run.
The new teaser trailer does seem to follow a similar pattern to the previous Spider-Verse standalone film Venom with the focus being the origin story told without Spider-Man. There is no doubt still a lot to be told when the next full trailer is released but we definitely get a taste of Morbius as he levels up and you can check it out below.
So what does this have to do with the Sinister Six?
Before Venom, or even Civil War back in the Andrew Garfield-Spider-Verse Sony had announced their plans for a shared universe of stand-alone films focused on the Sinister Six (Doc Ock, The Lizard, Kraven, Electro, Sandman and Mysterio) that would culminate in a big event film much like MCU films and Avengers movies. But after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, those plans went south never to be heard again. Until The Vulture appeared in the Morbius trailer today.
While we are still unsure of the status of Venom with the MCU (though Kevin Feige does suggest it’s a no) given that the main villain happens to be based in the exact same spot as Pym Industries in San Francisco suggesting they are different SFs we feel that Venom is in a different Universe. Morbius on the other hand with Michael Keaton’s Vulture appearing does suggest that Morbius is in the same Universe as Spidey that puts him adjacent with the main MCU along with the Scorpion that appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming.
Does this mean the Sinister Six is likely to happen across the Sony Spider-Verse or possibly we are heading to a Maximum Carnage like event? We don’t know but you can form your own wildly outlandish theories when you check out the full teaser trailer below and tell us what you think. Are you psyched for Morbius? What other Spidey properties are you hoping to see get their own stand-alone film? Are you going to be spending most of today telling people how Morbius was in an alternate ending for the 1998 Blade movie? Tell us in the comments down below.
Morbius arises in Cinemas across Australia in July this year