Morbius director Daniel Espinosa has explained how Michael Keaton’s Vulture turns up in the upcoming Sony film.
Major spoilers for Morbius ahead!
Morbius is Sony’s latest Marvel outing that will finally hit theaters next week after several delays. The film’s first trailer revealed that Michael Keaton’s Vulture would appear, which led to some confusion on whether or not Morbius actually takes place in the MCU despite being a Sony film.
Well, we don’t have to wait until Morbius hits theaters to get our answer because director Daniel Espinosa revealed in a Twitter thread for Cinema Blend exactly how Michael Keaton’s Vulture shows up in the film:
“At the end of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home, and in No Way Home itself, it is clearly established that it is possible for characters to transfer from one Multiverse to another. The events of No Way Home had the effect of transferring Venom and Vulture (and maybe others) back and forth between the MCU and the Venom Universe.”
Here is the synopsis for Morbius:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.
Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the film stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson, and Michael Keaton. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster, while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.
Morbius will hit theaters on April 1, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the film, Michael Keaton’s role in it, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.