The film stars Jared Leto as the titular Dr. Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist born with a blood condition who spends his life obsessed with curing his ailment but ends up turning himself into a so-called “Living Vampire” while trying to find a cure.
This new trailer dives deeper into the story with more transformations, more action, and more Spidey connections.
Here it is:
Sony’s blurb reads:
“Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but when his experiment goes wrong, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.”
Morbius also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton, who will be reprising his role as the villain Vulture.
Daniel Espinosa directs Morbius from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, while Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Lucas Foster produce the film.
Earlier this year, Espinosa let go of a possible cameo by Venom (Tom Hardy) in the film, though it remains to be seen whether that was an actual spoiler or just a coincidence.
Discussing the Morbius production, Espinosa said that:
“it usually feels strange before the day begins, when you look at the schedule and stand on the set yourself. When you walk around there, the recording looks just like a Swedish production.”
“The difference comes from the casting, since when you look at the schedule and read names like Michael Keaton, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, then it feels cool and very exciting.”
Morbius is set to be released on January 28th.