The film has Leto playing Marvel Comics character Michael Morbius, a scientist suffering from a rare blood disease. In an attempt to cure himself and save others with the same disease, he decides to undergo quite the experimental treatment. The result: superhuman abilities… and a thirst for blood.
The scene below finds Michael taking on the treatment with the help of Doctor Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona, 6 Underground), his fiancée. He transforms, going from a brittle man, to a powerful vampiric creature; rest in peace to those hired guns unlucky enough to be on the same ship as him.
A pretty brutal sequence here (there’s even, like, actual blood), suggesting that Sony is looking to really push that PG-13 rating (U.S. classification) as far as possible. Would have been nice to have had Venom: Carnage playing with this tone and level of darkness, too.
Morbius, also starring Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson, and Michael Keaton (reprising his role as Adrian Toomes/Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming), will be in Australian cinemas on January 27th and U.S. cinemas on January 28th. Take a look at the video, plus, a new poster for the film beneath it.
Official synopsis for Morbius:
One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel 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. While at first, it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?