Morbius has pushed Sony’s marvel universe forward by featuring the return of Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes in its post-credits scene, but everyone is aware that the film is a great box office failure. The film’s box office failure has even made more headlines than the film itself. The Jared Leto-led Spider-Man spin-off earned only $164 million at the box office.
Original Ending Was Changed In Reshoots
Morbius’ VFX supervisor in an interview with Comicbook.com talked about how the film’s reshoots changed the location and direction of its ending. the final battle between Jared Leto’s Morbius and Matt Smith’s Milo takes place in an underground setting. However, it seems that it wasn’t the original plan.
Behrens first discussed that his team had already done “some work” on the final fight sequence that was originally set to take place in Central Park, “but not an extensive amount:”
“We had done some work on [the original scene], but not an extensive amount, because there were rumblings that they were thinking about changing the ending. So we had done some dev work and I wouldn’t say a lot of shot work on it. But we had done a little bit of dev work because it was supposed to be initially Central Park, in that field area that you saw.”
Behrens then revealed that Morbius director Daniel Espinosa decided to”go a different direction” with the final battle since it was “a bit more dramatic underground:”
“And they just decided that they wanted to go a different direction with the fight, I think [Daniel Espinosa] thought it was a bit more dramatic underground. So we had found these pictures of some of these under construction, subway tunnels that actually exist in New York. And some that have just been sitting there and never finished. And there was these just gigantic caverns with these four tunnels done at the end that each could fit the size of a subway through them.”
Will There Be a Sequel For Morbius
Morbius‘ final battle scene was an intense affair and seeing it take place in an underground setting is a better fit. Morbius‘ final cut proved that it was a win-win situation for everyone involved since it achieved the intimate aspect while also showing off an impressive sequence.
It is unknown if Sony Pictures will go for the sequel or not after the disastrous flop that happened during its re-release.