Sony has claimed that its upcoming Spider-Man spin-off film, Morbius, is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe despite Tyrese Gibson’s comments.
There seems to be an ongoing question as to how connected the various Spider-Man spinoff films will be to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first trailer seemed to pour gasoline on this discussion as it featured an appearance by Michael Keaton apparently reprising his role as The Vulture at the end of the trailer. In addition, a poster of Spider-Man with the word “Murderer” spraypainted over it can be spotted towards the end as well.
While speaking to Comicbook.com, Morbius star Tyrese Gibson apparently confirmed that the film would be part of the greater MCU. Soon after Sony released a statement stating that the film was, in fact, not part of the shared universe. It is currently unknown why Tyrese Gibson claimed otherwise.
What do you all think of this situation? Could this have simply been a misunderstanding? Could Morbius originally have been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official 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, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster, while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.
Morbius is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on January 28th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Morbius and its connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!