Teaser Trailer for 'Morbius' Starring Jared Leto as Marvel's Morbius
"I feel more alive than ever - increase strength and speed, the ability to use echolocation." Sony Pictures has revealed the first full-length teaser trailer (more of an actual trailer, less of a teaser) for Morbius, co-produced by Marvel Studios starring Jared Leto as the "superhero" known as Morbius the Living Vampire. A bit like Doctor Strange, the story follows a brilliant biochemist named Michael Morbius who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. And thus he becomes "the living vampire". The cast also includes Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Charlie Shotwell, and Tyrese Gibson. This looks a lot like Batman Begins, with Bats and a rich guy doing weird things, except he actually becomes a vampire rather than just acts like a bat. Strange.
Here's the first official teaser trailer for Daniel Espinosa's Morbius, direct from IGN's YouTube:
One of Marvel's most compelling and conflicted 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. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease. Morbius is directed by Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa, director of the films Babylonsjukan, Outside Love, Snabba Cash, Safe House, Child 44, and Life previously. The screenplay is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, based on the comic book & character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Produced by Avi Arad, Lucas Foster, Matt Tolmach; and it's co-produced by Marvel Studios. Sony will release Espinosa's Morbius in theaters everywhere starting July 31st, 2020 later this summer. First impression? Look good?
Cinephile on Jan 13, 2020
because there's money to be made in the Horror genre from CB/fantasy characters . Esp with the better CGI now .. Disney can be a bigger player in that genre , thru Marvel ..
Dominic on Jan 13, 2020
Am I getting tired of these milking money machine? A bit. But still, this will come my alley at some point. But I won't give any money in the movie theater to see it...
shiboleth on Jan 13, 2020
Sonny Bhatia on Jan 13, 2020
The character and comic book were kind of weird too...
SteadyEddieTX on Jan 13, 2020
The 90's cartoon version was good.
Jeff Rittenour on Jan 13, 2020
Meh...been there done that...half x-men nightcrawler and half nutty professor lol I'd have rather seen what his JOKER could really do. Everything is predictable and BORING nowadays....and the shombies eat it up.
Jeff Rittenour on Jan 13, 2020
Manbat?! // I do miss the Romanian accent from the cartoon.
DAVIDPD on Jan 13, 2020
I liked the director's film Child 44 a lot with Tom Hardy and Noomie Rapace. This ain't that and Leto is a far, far cry from Hardy. Huge pass for me!
thespiritbo on Jan 13, 2020
I always had doubts about Child 44 and now you say it's good? Of course, I trust in Tom Hardy, but I remember critics have been quite harsh with that one. So, I'm thinking of trying it again ...
shiboleth on Jan 14, 2020
I would, shiboleth. I don't pay much attention to critics of today and certainly am not affected by their opinions. It came around on my cable and I watched it and I liked it. It's been awhile, but the subject is pertinent and important and it's a pretty gritty piece. Give it another shot and let me know if you were able to like it for what it is like I did or not. Both Hardy and Rapace are excellent, of course.
thespiritbo on Jan 14, 2020
Well, you know Bo, in your judgment I trust. And as for the critics, you're right, no reason to trust them. And I don't, although they did affect me up to some point, but not substantially. Because, mostly, what I was always worried about is projection of Hollywood stereotypes on Eastern or socialist societies (not that they were perfect, but still ...). And I don't like those. Especially when American film makers give their images of other cultures which they don't understand (and mostly don't want to understand). But. I'll go forward and get over that and see the film and then I'll report back to you, ok?
shiboleth on Jan 15, 2020
We're getting to the point of stretching so thin that these type of secondary characters are getting their own headlined movies. This looks as good as "Venom", which...wasn't great, but wasn't terrible either. Another forgettable "superhero" film in the ever growing ocean of many.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 14, 2020
Never saw Venom, totally forgot about it until now. I'll definitely forget about this.
grimjob on Jan 15, 2020
I watched Venom one night because I didn't want to think and I was tired. It did exactly what it was supposed to do. I was surprised how they honored the comic book version of Venom and Tom Hardy was pretty good with what he had, but the story around it was (expectedly) garbage. Basically, if you can find a highlight reel on Youtube of the Venom moments, that's all you need to see of that movie.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 15, 2020
I'll catch it eventually, because I like Tom Hardy. But yeah, I'm not expecting much from any other aspect.
grimjob on Jan 15, 2020
I've not seen Venom, so not sure if this is my thing, though absolutely love the MCU.
Lewis on Jan 14, 2020
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