Like any self-respecting superhero film, “Morbius” contains a scene (in two parts) in the middle of its credits. And this could announce the realization of a project discussed for a long time.
WARNING – The article below contains spoilers for “Morbius” as it discusses its ending and its post-credits scene. So please move on if you haven’t seen the film with Jared Leto yet and don’t want to know anything before.
Among superheroes, there are those who have only one post-credits scene, located in the middle or at the end of the credits. Those who have two. And then there’s James Gunn who puts on a handful in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Set in the same universe as Venom with Tom Hardy, Morbius also has one… but in two parts.
WHAT IS HAPPENING ?
As Michael Morbius has defeated his former friend who has also become a vampire (Matt Smith) and Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona) has come back to life after being bitten, the first part of the credits breaks to take us to a cell from prison. This is empty until Michael Keaton magically appears inside, surrounded by bright light reminiscent of Doctor Strange’s spell that allowed Spider-Man’s adversaries and variants to return home in No. Way Home.
An extract from the television news confirms very quickly that it is indeed Adrian Toomes, alias the Vulture, enemy of the Spider-Man played by Tom Holland in Homecoming. But it is not explained to us why he left his universe for that of Morbius.
And it is facing the vampire embodied by Jared Leto that we find him next, outside the city of New York. While he has obviously escaped and managed to put his Vulture outfit back together by means that, again, are not explained to us, he mentions Spider-Man as their common enemy and proposes an alliance, which leaves no not the insensitive scientist.
WHAT TO UNDERSTAND?
That the Sinister Six are approaching movie theaters. Since this aborted project in the heart of the 2010s, and which was to be linked to the saga carried by Andrew Garfield, Sony has never given up hope of bringing together some of the greatest enemies of Spider-Man in the same movie. We even thought that this desire was going to materialize in No Way Home, with the returns of Electro, the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Lizard and the Sandman. But no.
And it is therefore towards the other saga of Sony linked to the universe of Spider-Man, that initiated with Venom, that it will be necessary to turn for the project to see the light of day. In any case, this is what this two-part post-generic scene seems to indicate, in which gray areas remain, starting with the link between Morbius and Spider-Man, who do not meet in the film. by Daniel Espinosa. Is it because of Peter Parker that the vampire is on the run and ready to ally himself with the Vulture?
We may have to wait for a next opus to find out for sure. But what is certain, in view of these images, is that the Sinister Six group is beginning to take shape. And it should consist of Morbius and the Vulture, to which we can add Venom and Kraven, a hunter who will have the features of Aaron Taylor-Johnson in a feature film being shot under the direction of JC Chandor. It would indeed be surprising if Sony put together these villain-centric Marvel films only to not tie them to others afterwards.
At the moment, the project is not yet official. But it may be in the weeks following the release of Morbius.
“Morbius” has been in theaters since March 30: