The Marvel fandom’s collective Spidey Sense has been tingling since we exclusively revealed that the new Morbius movie would exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first trailer confirmed that the upcoming Sony superhero-horror movie will references to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man as well as feature some familiar characters.
However, since the reveal, eagle-eyed fans have deduced that new set photos seemingly confirmed the friendly neighborhood web-slinger in the Tom Hardy Venom sequel may not actually be from said sequel, but instead from the upcoming Morbius, suggesting a much larger presence for the MCU character than first believed.
The movie will not only take place after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, but will also include Spider-Man: Homecoming’s main villain as Michael Keaton will return in some capacity as Adrian Toomes.
Meanwhile, no official plot details or description has been made as to if or how the MCU will factor into Venom 2, with current casting announcements seemingly indicating the movie will focus on Hardy’s dual titular antihero taking on both Woody Harrelson’s Carnage and his on-screen love interest Naomie Harris as Shriek.
However, with Jared Leto’s Morbius and Tom Hardy’s Venom both taking place within Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, if just one of their movies confirms the existence of characters that first appeared in the joint Sony-MCU Spider-Man movies, then the universes are connected regardless.
Fans won’t have to wait long to see which Sony Marvel movie could feature an appearance from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man or if appearances by Michael Keaton’s Vulture and potentially J.K. Simmon’s J. Jonah Jameson is all that Morbius will allude to. Either way, it is safe to assume that two cinematic worlds may be about to collide.
Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular Michael Morbius, as well as Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton.
Morbius is scheduled for release on July 31, 2020.
Do you think Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could appear in Morbius? Do you still believe he’ll appear in Venom 2?