The second and third most famous genre Jareds take center stage in this trailer from the Sony side of the Marvel universe.  Academy Award winner Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049) stars as Marvel’s own bat-man, Dr. Michael Morbius, and BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Fringe, The Expanse) is Emil Nikols.  Yes, Marvel has shaken its tree a lot to get us down to movies featuring the likes of Moon Knight and the “living vampire.”  The appeal for most audiences will be more of Michael Keaton in the superhero realm, back as Vulture, Keaton’s villain of Spider-Man: Homecoming.  And who isn’t still waiting to see what movie will be Matt Smith′s post-Doctor Who breakout role?  The movie also stars Fast & Furious’s Tyrese Gibson, and 6 Underground’s Adria Arjona.

Check out the final trailer for Morbius:

Morbius was supposed to be released in advance of the fun and funny Venom: Let There Be Carnage (reviewed here).  When will we get to the very last movie that was supposed to be released in 2020 but got delayed?  We’re not there yet.  Marvel’s Morbius, which we previewed with a first trailer in January 2020 here at borg, is finally making its way to release next month.  Like The New Mutants and pretty much every other superhero movie since, “get on with it” seems to be the feeling for all these movies we’ve been waiting so long to see.

Not to be confused with the Dr. Morbius of Forbidden Planet, this is the sci-fi/Dracula hybrid–the “living vampire”–created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in the pages of Marvel Comics in 1971.  Comic greats like Don McGregor and the late Rich Buckler and Steve Gerber would work on the Morbius stories over the years–a doomed hero drawn to look like actor Jack Palance.  Over the years the character would rub shoulders with Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Doctor Strange, and Blade, but most notably Spider-Man.  This is a character 100% obviously from the house of Stan Lee.

Originally slated for July 2020, Morbius is coming to theaters April 1, 2022.  As with Venom: Let There Be Carnage, it will probably have a short span before its home release, so expect it on home streaming platforms in early summer.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg