Unfortunately, 2022 has already seen some movie delays, including Sony’s Morbius. While many assumed that Morbius‘ delay was due to the surge of COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, some Marvel fans are predicting that the delay was actually being used as an opportunity to add Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man into the film.
🚨Breaking Exclusive:- Morbius Might Finally Feature Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man !!!🚨 pic.twitter.com/ABZlqhZsVK
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Morbius’ place within the Spider-Man universe is somewhat confusing. The trailers seem to show that he is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Michael Keaton’s Vulture makes an appearance. However, the marketing is still tying it to Sony’s separate Spider-Man universe, in which the Venom movies exist. At one point, Jared Leto’s Michael Morbius even references Venom, played by Tom Hardy.
However, after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the multiverse has been opened between several different universes. This brought in Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Men before they were sent back to their own realities. Even Venom made a brief appearance in the MCU before being sent back. Fans of No Way Home really enjoyed this team-up and the return of both Garfield and Maguire.
Now, if Morbius takes place in the Venom universe, it creates a problem, as that dimension still does not have a Spider-Man for all these villains to fight. So, it would make sense if this is the Amazing Spider-Man universe wherein Andrew Garfield reigns supreme. The idea of the multiverse being at play in Morbius is something that Leto himself has teased:
In the film version of Morbius that we’re bringing to you now, he’s also a part of a much larger universe. If you’ve seen the last Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, you know the Multiverse has officially opened, and there’s all kinds of opportunities for villains to meet up, thrive, and maybe even nurture their more sinister intents. That’s all I’m gonna say for right now.
Fans will have to wait until April 1 to see if Garfield makes an appearance in Morbius. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa and also stars Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, Jared Harris, and Al Madrigal.