Morbius Director Confirms MCU Character Is Not A Variant


In the first trailer for Morbius it is revealed that Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes would appear in the film. Keaton’s character first appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming As the main antagonist of the film, the character appearing in an alternate universe raises many questions. Questions like whether or not he’s the same Marvel Cinematic Universe Adrian Toomes. According to Morbius director Daniel Espinosa, Keaton is the same Adrian Toomes of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

“At the end of Venom: let there be carnage and Spider-Man: No Coming Homeand in No coming home itself, it’s clearly established that it’s possible for characters to cross from one multiverse to another,” Espinosa said. Cinemablend during a Twitter Questions and answers. “The events of No coming home had the effect of transferring Venom and Vulture (and possibly others) back and forth between the MCU and the Venom Universe.”

Before the release of Spider-Man: No Coming Home, no one knew exactly how the multiverse would work. We knew a few villains from previous Spider-Man movies would be carried over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we weren’t sure exactly how that happened. No coming home uses the idea that because Peter Parker messes up Doctor Strange’s fate to make the world forget he’s Spider-Man, people who know who Spider-Man is across the Multiverse have been transported to the MCU.

The problem with that is that Tom Hardy’s Venom was also sent to the MCU, and there was no previous indication that he knew who Peter Parker or Spider-Man was. Keaton’s Toomes are transported to the Venom/Morbius turns Sony’s take on the multiverse into a bit of a plot. Hopefully the studio will finally explain what really happened in an upcoming movie.

The concept of the multiverse is quite widespread and it seems that Keaton was quite confused while filming his Morbius scenes. The actor recently had an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he revealed that the team behind Morbius tried to explain the quantum mechanics behind the Spider-Verse. Apparently, the actor did not understand what they were saying.

“I nod like I know what they’re talking about. I go, ‘Uh-huh.’ And I think, “You might as well explain quantum physics to me right now. All I know is I just know my guy. And I know the basics,” Keaton told the craft. “So eventually they looked at me and they just started laughing. They said, ‘You don’t know what we’re talking about, do you? I said, ‘No, I don’t know, no idea what you’re talking about.’ “

Morbius hits theaters everywhere on April 1, 2022! The film stars Jared Leto, Michael Keaton, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Matt Smith and Tyrese Gibson. Morbius follows Leto as Michael Morbius, a doctor who suffers from a rare blood disease and tries a very risky cure that essentially turns him into a vampire.

Are you excited to see Michael Keaton return as Adrian Toomes in Morbius? What do you think of Marvel’s handling of the multiverse? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or by slap our writer @NateBrail on Twitter!


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