Sony Pictures was not too flouted when negotiations with Disney and Marvel fell down for the «tutoring» of their young Peter Parker (Tom Holland). After the storm, and secured Spider-Man’s future at the MCU, he followed up with his own plans for film expansion around the arachnid superhero who, following the success of «Venom» (2018) adds to «Morbius» (2020), centered on the character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in 1971.It is up to Jared Leto to put himself in the shoes of Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffers from a rare blood disease and who, while trying to find a cure, muddy and is affected by a strange form of vampirism. The villain become an antihero of the comics will have his first chance on the big screen by the hand of director Daniel Espinosa, Swedish filmmaker responsible for «Life: Smart Life» (Life, 2017), among other things. It remains to be seen what connections exist between this film and the established Marvel Cinematic Universe, as screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless also decided to include the Vulture played by Michael Keaton, whom we already saw in «Spider-Man: Back home» (Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017).
But the million-dollar question (??) is whether this new adventure from Spidey’s universe has to do with Sam Raimi’s original trilogy – why doesn’t anyone remember poor Andrew Garfield?-, as there is new evidence that seems to confirm it… or is it that we want to believe strongly in the multiverse? Photos allegedly leaked from the «Morbius» film set show several posters claiming «Where’s Spider-Man?» from the back of a public transport. The announcement in question turns out to be sponsored by The Daily Bugle, the famous tabloid directed by J. Jonah Jameson, where Peter made his first weapons as a photographer.J.K. Simmons – the Jameson of Raimi’s films – had his return with glory through a cameo in » Spider-Man: Away from Home» (Spider-Man: Far From Home, 2019), this time, as a commentator for The Daily Bugle website. So far, nothing new. What caught the real eye of the most salaky fans is that the newspaper logo featured in «Morbius» is not the modern version of Tom Holland’s films, but that of Tobey Maguire’s adventures. Tribute? Coincidence? Commercial contraption? Surely, we’ll know when the film hits theaters next August 13.
Tobey’s Spidey in Morbius?
And the connections go a little further, because the image of the arachnid that appears on another of the posters of the streets of the city where the vampire doctor walks also shows Spidey with the recognizable costume of the Sam trilogy.While we scratch the sesera trying and to make sense of all this, Raimi is in the threnforced to join the MCU and take the place behind the scenes of «Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness» (2021) – and hit the multiverse – after the departure of the original director, Scott Derrickson, who walked away «creative differences» with the studio. There is no doubt that Raimi is the ideal choice, able to mix the comnique style with the terrifying streak that the Supreme Sorcerer deserves, a genre where the filmmaker did school from independent cinema thanks to «Diabolic» (The Evil Dead, 1981) and everything that brings us Jo later. In this note: