MORBIUS teaser trailer – Jared Leto is Marvel’s live action version of The Living Vampire

MORBIUS teaser trailer – Jared Leto is Marvel’s live action version of The Living Vampire

If you’re not familiar with the Marvel Comics character of Morbius, The Living Vampire… it’s okay, we understand. He started as a Spider-Man villain, but in the 1990s got his first solo title, and became more popular as a sort of anti-hero. Sony still needs to get things together for their next Spidey movie, so to tide us over we’re getting a big screen treatment for MORBIUS. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the film stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. I have to say, this looks pretty cool, but to those unfamiliar with the character, I could also see it looking like just another vampire film… or perhaps an UNDERWORLD knock off. The trailer is pretty good though, see if it doesn’t get you interested.

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

MORBIUS opens July 31, 2020

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