Morbius is Jared Leto’s debut as Dr. Michael Morbius, the newest anti-hero in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. The following is a synopsis of Morbius, the film adaptation of the Marvel Comics character.
Morbius tells the story of the beginning of Dr. Michael Morbius, a doctor and scientist genius whose life changes drastically after becoming a vampire.
Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) has been suffering from a rare blood disease since he was a child which has left him paralyzed and has to receive blood transfusions three times a day.
On the other hand, he is endowed with above-average intelligence and is determined to find a cure.
Morbius then grew up as a doctor as well as a genius scientist. He conducts a number of researches with financial assistance from Milo (Matt Smith), his childhood friend who also suffers from diseases such as Morbius.
One day, Morbius conducts a secret research that injects bat genes into the human body. The research he did with Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona) was considered safe when injected into experimental mice.
orbius decides to be the first to receive the serum, but instead turns into a vampire-like figure with superhuman abilities.
He then lost consciousness and killed the mercenaries guarding the research site, then sucked his blood.
The figure of Morbius now has characteristics like a bat, that is, he has the ability to hear something at a long distance, aka echolocation. But he will turn into a vampire if he doesn’t drink blood, and that makes it difficult for him.
Soon, Milo learns that Morbius has now recovered despite having to live as a vampire. Milo then participates in injecting the serum without Morbius knowing.
He is now also a vampire and survives by killing innocent people to eat his blood.
Morbius is determined to clean things up because he feels responsible for the mess that happened. He must make an antidote to prevent Milo from continuing to kill people.
On the other hand, Morbius also had to struggle with his growing thirst for blood.
Morbius is based on the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in the 1971 comic Amazing Spider-Man #101. The first appearance of Morbius was Peter Parker’s enemy.
The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa with a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Meanwhile, the producer chair was filled by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster.
Morbius is the third film in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. Thus, this film is confirmed to be in a different universe from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jared Leto became the main character of this film, as well as marking his debut in Marvel films. In addition, Morbius also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, to Tyrese Gibson.
Morbius will be showing in cinemas throughout Indonesia starting March 30, 2022.