Spider-Man's Tom Holland Really Wants a Crossover With Jared Leto's Morbius

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Tom Holland is less than a couple of weeks away from making his sixth MCU appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is building up by the day to be the cinematic event of the year. It also starts off an impressive run for Sony Pictures' run of Spider-Man movies, which will continue just over a month later when Jared Leto's Morbius hits the big screen after nearly two full years of delays.

As fans are well aware by now, Holland's young hero will have his hands full on the villain front in No Way Home with past antagonists like Alfred Molina's Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin. Although this isn't the only source of hype thanks to the chances that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will join the fray too, the antagonists of this film are sure to make waves upon their arrival.

Of course, they aren't the only antagonistic characters joining Sony's new movies thanks to Morbius coming in January, which will see Jared Leto embody the vampiric villain-turned-antihero in his first live-action outing. With Morbius beginning to build hype again, Holland even looked to its main character as someone he'd love to interact with someday.

Will Morbius Ever Interact with the MCU's Spider-Man?

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In an interview with Fandango, via Instagram, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon tackled who they would want to see Spider-Man face off against in future movies.

The video started by looking back at Holland's three favorite villains he's faced in the MCU. This included Michael Keaton's Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming for being his "first" villain in the MCU and Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio from Spider-Man: Far From Home due to the bromantic relationship Holland and Gyllenhaal developed while shooting.

He then moved on to Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin from 2002's Spider-Man and 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home, teasing that the action between them will be unlike anything seen in the MCU before:

Zendaya: Name your top three Spider-Man villains you’ve had to square off against, and who do you want to see him take on next?

Holland: That’s tricky. I think the Vulture’s gotta be in there because he’s my first. 

Zendaya: That one’s cool.

Holland: And then Jake’s gotta be in there because he’s my love.

Batalon: He’s Jake.

Holland: And I think Willem. The fight scenes that we have with Willem in this film are so crazy and so scary that it really was awesome to like, explore different kinds of Spider-Man action. 

Moving on to who he would want to fight next, Holland immediately looked to Jared Leto's Michael Morbius from 2022's Morbius, expressing excitement about the idea of Spidey facing off against a vampire:

Holland: Do you know what, I actually think the Morbius film looks really cool. And it’s quite scary, that film. I think Morbius could be quite a cool thing. Spider-Man vs. a vampire?

The Human Spider Vs. The Living Vampire?

Jared Leto's Morbius has kicked up its promotional tour in recent weeks with a new full trailer teasing heavy doses of action and the movie's first full scene that showed Morbius' transformation into a vampire. The film also boasts potential ties to the MCU, with Michael Keaton's Vulture having shown up in both trailers, meaning Spidey could be in for some trouble in later movies.

Holland's mention of Morbius could set the stage for quite the battle, assuming the MCU and Sony's Spider-Man Universe explore their connections further down the road. Should this happen, the Spider-Man star already has three more solo movies in early development, any of which could potentially see the web-slinger taking on the mightily powerful Morbius.

2021's Venom: Let There Be Carnage officially made this crossover possible thanks to Venom ending up in the MCU in its mid-credits scene. Where Morbius takes that connection is a mystery for the time being, but fans will keep a close eye on where the two franchises go from here.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will swing into theaters on December 17, 2021. Morbius will follow this effort upon its January 20, 2022 debut.

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.