If you’re a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and are eagerly waiting for the release of Morbius, then you might be wondering whether the character has made an appearance in any Marvel movies. The answer is yes and no. Let’s dive in and explore this topic further.
Who is Morbius?
Before we explore whether Morbius has appeared in any Marvel movies, let’s first understand who the character is. Dr. Michael Morbius, also known as Morbius the Living Vampire, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane. He first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man #101” in 1971.
Morbius was a brilliant biochemist who developed a cure for his rare blood disease using vampire bat DNA. However, instead of curing him, it transformed him into a vampire-like creature with superhuman strength, speed, agility, and healing abilities.
Morbius in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC)
In recent years, Sony Pictures has been developing its own cinematic universe based on characters from Spider-Man comics called Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC). Morbius is one of the characters that belong to this universe.
In January 2020, Sony released the first trailer for “Morbius,” starring Jared Leto as the titular character. The trailer showed that the film would be part of SPUMC and hinted at several connections to Spider-Man’s world.
Morbius in MCU
While Morbius belongs to SPUMC, it’s important to note that he has never made an appearance in MCU. However, there have been some references to him in MCU movies.
In “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” there is an Easter egg where Michael Keaton’s character, Adrian Toomes/Vulture, mentions that his crew is selling weapons to “a guy from Chicago.” This is a reference to Morbius, who is often associated with the city.
Additionally, in the post-credit scene of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson reveals Spider-Man’s secret identity to the world and shows footage of him fighting Mysterio. This scene was taken from the PlayStation 4 game “Spider-Man,” which features a brief appearance by Morbius.
In conclusion, Morbius has not appeared in any MCU movies but belongs to Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC). The character is set to make his big-screen debut in the upcoming “Morbius” movie starring Jared Leto. However, there have been some references to him in MCU movies, indicating that there could be a possibility of crossover between the two universes in the future.
If you’re excited about Morbius and can’t wait for the movie to release, then we hope this article has given you some insights into whether he has appeared in any Marvel movies before.