Morbius is a superhero film directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jared Leto, Matt Smith and Adria Arjona.
In the Marvel comic adaptation Morbius, Jared Leto plays Dr. Michael Morbius, who wants to cure his rare blood disease, but becomes a vampire in the process.
Morbius (2022) Movie Info
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Original Language: English
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Producer: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach, Lucas Foster
Writer: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Release Date (Theaters): Apr 1, 2022 wide
Box Office (Gross USA): $73.0M
Runtime: 1h 44m
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Current Trailer for Morbius
MORBIUS – Official Trailer (HD)
Complete storyline and information about Morbius
Biochemist Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) suffers from a rare blood disease that will eventually be fatal for him if he does nothing. In a desperate experiment, the scientist takes a big risk and tries to cure himself.
What at first looks like an absolute success, however, soon takes on sinister features. For Morbius discovers more and more “side effects” of his cure, ranging from superhuman strength to a deadly desire to drink blood. He becomes a living vampire … and must wonder if the solution to his problem isn’t worse than his initial suffering.
Background & Info on Morbius
Morbius is part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe (the SSU), also known as the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC), which included Venom before the vampire film and is joined by Kraven the Hunter and other films. Although Sony holds the rights to Spider-Man and cooperated with Disney for the Spider-Man films with Tom Holland, but this universe is not part of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Morbius made his first appearance in October 1971 in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #101, and after that he made his way as an antihero and occasional villain, facing not only Spider-Man but also Blade. That’s why the character Morbius made his first film appearance in the bonus material of the Blade DVD: in a deleted alternate ending.
In the wake of the Corona pandemic, there were countless start date postponements for Morbius. The original summer 2020 release moved further and further back until it finally landed in spring 2022.
For Jared Leto, Morbius is the two comic book role after his appearance as DC’s Joker in Suicide Squad (2016). (ES)