Sony Pictures has released a new Morbius featurette where star Jared Leto teases the opening of the Marvel Multiverse.
"Morbius is, and always has been, a standout persona in Marvel lore. There's a lot of mystery around this character; it's not a character who's had a movie about him before," says Leto. "So there's an entire world to discover. In the film version of Morbius, he's part of a much larger universe. The Multiverse has officially opened, and there's all kinds of opportunities for villains to meet up."
The video description adds, "Explore the universe of Morbius, a new Marvel legend. Jared Leto is MORBIUS - exclusively in movie theaters April 1. Get tickets now!"
Morbius has an April 1, 2021 release date directed by Daniel Espinosa, with the screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless. The cast also includes Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. Producers include Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster.
Synopsis: One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?