Jared Leto’s ‘Morbius’ Reportedly References The MCU’s Spider-Man

Jared Leto’s Morbius film may just have a couple of references to the MCU’s Spider-Man.

The Jared Leto film revolves around the character of Morbius The Living Vampire, one of the more horror-centric villains that Spider-Man has faced in the comics. Since his introduction in 1971, Morbius’ popularity has soared and has transitioned into an anti-hero of sorts. Just yesterday, we received our first look at Jared Leto’s Morbius via a leaked photo and now there’s a report that suggests the character and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will exist within the same universe.

According to Comicbook.com, Jared Leto’s Morbius will feature multiple references to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, ostensibly referencing the MCU. In Morbius, audiences will reportedly see wanted posters plastered all over New York that have the MCU’s Spider-Man on them. As you probably remember, in his last outing in the MCU, Spider-Man’s identity was revealed to the masses by Mysterio and J. Jonah Jameson. A rumor from late last year also suggested that J. Jonah Jameson would also make a brief cameo appearance in Morbius. The outlet maintains that anything could change between now and the release of Jared Leto’s Morbius.

If these rumors end up being true, it would be the first official bridge between Sony’s Marvel Universe and the MCU, implying that every possible Marvel character can now interact with one another. One of the biggest questions is to what extent will these characters be interacting with each other. And even then, something as simple as “Wante”d posters, while interesting, is merely a tease to something bigger that could more than likely never come to fruition. While Sony is certainly banking on the name and credibility of the MCU, it’s hard to imagine that the closed-network of the MCU is willing to build a bridge that’ll stand as long as they’re the kings of the box-office.

Only time will tell if Jared Leto’s Morbius will actually reference the MCU’s Spider-Man. The first trailer for the Jared Leto film is expected to hit the internet sometime this coming week, seeing as the sneak peek has already been rated. Beyond that, with the photo leak from yesterday, it would be wise for Sony to release something as fast as possible considering the photograph of Jared Leto as Morbius was met with acclaim.

Do you want to see the MCU’s Spider-Man interacting with Jared Leto’s Morbius? Let us know in the comments!

The film will be based on the Marvel comic Morbius the Living Vampire featuring the popular anti-hero, who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. In the comics, the famed scientist Dr. Michael Morbius attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease and consequently developed a form of vampirism instead.

Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.

Morbius will be released in theaters on July 31, 2020.

Source: Comicbook.com

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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