A new leaked image from Morbius features Jared Leto’s Michael Morbius and a surprise appearance from Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man.
While we wait for the first trailer for the Spider-Man spinoff movie Morbius the Living Vampire featuring Jared Leto, it looks like we now have our first confirmation of Spider-Man’s involvement thanks to a leaked image from the trailer — but it might tie the movie into the video game universe instead of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What is reportedly a leaked image from the upcoming Morbius trailer shows Jared Leto as the lead character walking down the street alongside a poster of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man.
This is our first confirmation that Spider-Man exists in the same universe as Morbius — it might also indicate Morbius will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a surprising move because just last year, Spider-Man’s future with Marvel Studios was reportedly cut short because Disney and Sony could not reach a new agreement to benefit both studios.
But Sony and Marvel have since made a new deal, and now it looks like Spider-Man’s presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be recognized in Morbius, possibly expanding the reach of the franchise in new and unexplored corners.
Do you think Morbius is actually taking place in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man universe instead of Tom Holland’s? Or is this just a simple mistake or Easter egg? Sound off in the comments below!
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular character, Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, Tyrese Gibson as Agent Stroud and Jared Harris in an undisclosed role. The film is set to be released July 31.