Morbius starring Jared Lero is the latest superhero movie from Sony Pictures, it’s yet another movie from them about a Spider-Man villain with no involvement from Spider-Man. When the movie’s first trailer launched, it caught many people’s attention with one image: Michael Keaton, many assumed he would be playing The Vulture, his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and that this would mean that Sony’s Marvel adaptations would become part of the MCU.
One bad film later, and Vulture only appears in the end credits literally teleported from the MCU into this film’s world. In a second after credits scene he meets up with Morbius and they discuss teaming up, clearly implying the creation of the supervillain team, The Sinister Six. This doesn’t make any sense, Why would either of them want to team up, or attack Spider-Man, Vulture was on good terms with Spidey and Morbius hasn’t even met the guy.
And this seems to have been Sony Picture’s plan for their Spider-Man Villain films all along. Trick people into thinking Morbius would be attached to the MCU and tease the possibility of a crossover sometime in the future. As result, Morbius set a record for a 74% drop in box office revenue from its first weekend to its second, as word of mouth got people to realize it was a bad film only slightly saved by Matt Smith’s incredible skill to devour the scenery whole.
Everyone wants to be Marvel nowadays, and nobody wants to be Marvel more than Sony. Ever since the MCU started making more money than some countries, Sony who legally owns the movie rights to Spider-Man has wanted their own comic book universe and this is their strange strategy to help get it. If you’d like to know more, read the full article in our Newsletter by putting your email address in the box below:
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