Morbius is the latest film from Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU), which will be released in 2022, on April 30 in Indonesia. The film, which involves Jared Leto as the main character, tells the story of Michael Morbius, a doctor with a rare blood disease. However, when trying to cure his illness, the doctor actually turned into a vampire who was thirsty for blood.
Interestingly, Daniel Espinosa as the director revealed that the source of inspiration in working on the film was not only from Marvel comics. In an interview with IGN, Espinosa admitted that he also took inspiration from the Pokemon anime while working on the film. This is related to the visual effects that appear when the antihero acts against enemies in the film.
“I have a six-year-old daughter who loves Pokemon. I’ve also been watching Pokemon for years and love how they depict through light and color. In the comics, Morbius also leaves a purple line. I thought if we could take that Pokemon concept, I could come up with a new way to express power,” he said.
You can even see the visual effects that adorn the Morbius battle moments in the movie trailer. This can be seen in the moment the antihero moves quickly when fighting enemies or moving from place to place in the form of a vampire. In each of these movements, you can see a vibrant colored visual effect that surrounds the antihero’s body as if indicating he is moving fast.