Sony confirms that its Marvel movies are in fact set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first trailer for Morbius, starring Oscar winner Jared Leto. Leto portrays the titular antihero in the anticipated new film, which is due to arrive July 2020.
The first look at Morbius finds Leto’s Dr. Michael Morbius frantically searching for a cure to his rare blood disease. As he is determined not only to save his own life but also the lives of other suffering from the same illness, Morbius embarks on an ambitious mission that involves experimenting with vampire bats. At first the procedure appears to be a success, but soon after the doctor learns the remedy is potentially worse than the disease.
Starring alongside Leto in Sony’s Morbius are Adria Arjona as Morbius’ fiancée Martine Bancroft, Matt Smith as Morbius’ friend Loxias Crown, Jared Harris as Morbius’ mentor, and Tyrese Gibson as FBI agent Simon Stroud.
You will also notice Michael Keaton appearing towards the end of the on-hand trailer, as the Spider-Man: Homecoming villain, Vulture, interacts with Morbius, further confirming that Sony’s Spider-Man villain films take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Morbius releases in theaters July 31, 2020.