The official Morbius runtime for the upcoming Sony film has been revealed, with the film following in the footsteps of other Marvel comic book films the company has put out.A recent listing for the film on Cinemark’s website lists the film’s runtime as 1 hour and 48 minutes, which makes it slightly longer than the recently released Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which had a runtime of just 1 hour and 37 minutes. The film, starring Jared Leto, is set to launch late next month, meaning folks won’t have to wait too much longer to see just how Morbius ties into the other comic book films Sony hasBased on the character created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in 1971, Morbius sees the introduction of Jared Leto as Marvel’s anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire. Joining him are Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Loxias Crown, Adria Arjona (Good Omens) as Martine Bancroft, Jared Harris (The Crown) as Morbius’ mentor, and Tyrese Gibson (Fast and the Furious) as an FBI Agent.
Since then, Marvel has added plenty of additional projects to Phase 4. But it has yet to announce the Avengers 5 sequel that so many fans are waiting for.We’ve often explained that Marvel has to rebuild the MCU following the events of Endgame. The studio will introduce new heroes and villains and let the audience get to know these characters before we get to massive crossovers like a new Avengers movie.Kevin Feige has not announced plans concerning the Inhumans so far. But Phase 4 will include plenty of new team-ups. We saw the Eternals earlier this year, and Doctor Strange 2 should introduce the Illuminati. Marvel announced the first Fantastic Four movie and said it plans to make new X-Men projects down the road.Separately, Marvel started setting up other teams, including the Thunderbolts and Young Avengers. Or better said, Marvel is setting the stage for epic crossovers in the future.With that in mind, adding the Inhumans to the roster of MCU characters does make sense. And Doctor Strange 2 is the movie to introduce them.
Sony will be ringing in the new year with Morbius, an origin story film for the comic book character Doctor Michael Morbius, an on-purpose scientist and accidental vampire played by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto. This movie has been a long-time coming, as it was originally supposed to be released in July of 2020 (but, you know, Covid). The trailers for Morbius tease a darker, more sinister world than comic book fans might be used to, with the titular anti-hero being torn between helping others and satisfying his newfound bloodlust. His conflictions are summed up perfectly when he says, “I’d do anything to save a life, but I don’t know what I’m capable of.” The trailer’s not-so-subtle anti-Spidey sentiment, such as the Spider-Man graffiti that reads “murderer” and an appearance by Spider-Man: Homecoming’s villain Vulture (Michael Keaton) suggests that the film will explore exactly why and how Morbius gets tangled in Spider-Man’s webs.It’s about time this vampire saw the light of day. (Okay, maybe “light” was a poor choice of words here.) So let’s dig deep into the bloody backstory of this brilliant biochemist. Who is Dr. Michael Morbius in the comics and what can we expect from Morbius? And how the heck did a scientific vampire get involved with S.H.I.E.L.D.?