Watch: Jared Leto Transforms Into a Vampire in Scary Morbius Clip

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By Richard Nebens

In addition to the long-anticipated worldwide debut of the MCU’s Spider-Man: No Way Home in a couple of weeks, Sony Pictures has plenty of other exciting entries coming from all over its own Spider-Verse. Fans are celebrating the very first look at the animated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, but there is still another live-action movie waiting in the wings as well: Jared Leto’s Morbius.

Originally meant to debut in 2020, this dark addition to Sony’s cache of solo Spider-Man films is shrouded in mystery thanks to the introduction of vampires and its potential MCU connections. Fans are still analyzing the “Murderer” poster of Spider-Man and the presence of Michael Keaton’s imprisoned Vulture, which sets up a tremendous amount of hype for this new addition.

Due to the movie being pushed back so many times, Sony has had to get creative with its marketing campaign by showing more of Leto’s evolution into arguably the scariest antagonist yet in a Sony Spider-Man movie. This continued at Sony’s latest round of promotion for the movie thanks to a brand-new clip depicting a key moment in the film.

Morbius Clip Shows Jared Leto's Vampire Transformation

During a presentation at the 2021 CCXP Comic-Con in Brazil, Sony delivered the first full clip from 2022's Morbius. The scene features Jared Leto's Dr. Michael Morbius as he fully transforms into his sinister vampire alter-ego for the first time.

The full clip can be seen below:

Sony also released a new poster for the movie featuring Leto's anti-hero. The poster splits down the middle showing Leto's human face along with his appearance after he goes full vampire.

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Leto's Morbius Becomes the Living Vampire

Boasting an alter-ego of "The Living Vampire" certainly puts Michael Morbius into rare air in terms of powerful Marvel characters, which this clip shows just a tease of in a little over three minutes.

Dealing with a life-long blood condition, Leto's anti-hero appears to be taking his last resort to save his own life with the experiment that transpires deep inside some kind of freighter ship. After he's hooked up to wires and mechanical devices, the nurse working with he and the other crew members run into his room to find that he's already attached to the roof with ease.

The rest of the clip shows just how powerful Leto's Morbius already is almost immediately after turning into a vampire, boasting supernatural speed and the classic vampire teeth and hands. His claw-endowed mitts now officially count as deadly weapons, with the vampire part of his brain completely taking over his consciousness, although there are still questions regarding how he will proceed with his life after this event.

This clip only teases the origins of his incredible power, and based on other clips showing more footage from the movie, it appears that Morbius only grow more formidable throughout his solo journey. There are still no signs of how this will connect to either of the other Sony Spider-Man movies or possibly the MCU, but it appears that studio has another intense outing ready to add to its ever-growing narrative.

Morbius will debut in theaters on January 28, 2022.

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