Morbius is the next Spider-Man-related flick on Sony’s slate, following on from the bewildering financial success of both Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home. With the release date just around the corner, the marketing push is full steam ahead to get the living vampire in front of as many viewers as possible.
Unfortunately for Morbius though, early reactions have been less than favorable. Critics were disappointed by the film's inconsistent narrative, whereas responses from a fan screening ended up being even harsher towards the movie.
With several Spider-Man Easter eggs hidden in the film's trailers, many fans have been left wondering how Morbius will tie into the web-slinger. Leto has even addressed whether his character will have fisticuffs with Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland's webheads, but now the film's director has revealed just how Morbius connects to Spider-Man.
Sony Director Spoils Morbius' Post-Credits
Warning - the rest of this article contains MAJOR spoilers for Morbius' post-credits scene.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Morbius director Daniel Espinosa broke down some spoiler-filled plot details of the upcoming Sony-produced film. Chief among the reveals was information regarding the post-credits scene, which features Jared Leto's Michael Morbius coming into contact with Michael Keaton's Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming.
When asked how Adrian Toomes made the jump from the MCU to Morbius' universe, Espinosa revealed that it all has to do with the Multiversal effects of Spider-Man: No Way Home:
"At the end of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home, and in No Way Home itself, it is clearly established that it is possible for characters to transfer from one Multiverse to another."
Espinosa continued by saying that Venom and Vulture were among many who were transported "back and forth between the MCU and the Venom Universe," though it is unclear if the "others" the director is referring to are the Multiversal travelers in No Way Home or other dimension-hoppers entirely:
"The events of No Way Home had the effect of transferring Venom and Vulture (and maybe others) back and forth between the MCU and the Venom Universe."
The Spider-Man: No Way Home Effect
Espinosa's comments on how Adrian Toomes was whisked over to Morbius' universe completely change what fans knew about Doctor Strange's spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home, suggesting its effects were even more powerful than previously thought.
Not only did the spell bring in characters that knew Peter Parker's identity, but it also seems to have propelled characters that knew Spidey's secret to the four corners of the Multiverse too.
Have other individuals that knew Peter's identity been flung out of the MCU too? Did Nick Fury somehow get sent to Venom's universe to set up a new version of the Avengers, while a Skrull takes his place in Secret Invasion? Has Carol Danvers been plucked from space and sent to fight alien symbiotes present in other universes? Will fans find out that Liz Allen got sent over on a Multiversal field trip with her dad?
Fans can catch Morbius' insane post-credits scene when the film hits theaters on April 1, 2022.