Who Is Morbius? A Look At Jared Leto’s New Marvel Movie

Listen … if you’re not sure who Morbius is, outside of the fact that he’s a supernatural character played by Jared Leto in the new Marvel movie that shares the same name, you’re in luck, because we’ve got answers.

So keep on reading …

Who is Morbius?

the lore of morbius

While comic geeks maybe familiar with the character, as he first appeared as an antagonist in “The Amazing Spider-Man” comic in 1971.

Just know your “Geek Card” is safe, and won’t be revoked any time soon, just because you weren’t aware. We can’t all be Comic Geeks, right?

However, for years Marvel was actually forbidden to use characters more on the supernatural side. So we won’t hold your lack of Morbius knowledge against you … just yet. Morbius eventually evolved into an anti-hero.

Now I’m no comic geek myself, so I did a quick Google search and found out that Morbius is actually a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, by the name of Dr. Michael Morbius, who accidentally turned himself into a vampire.

For more information, check out the character bio on Marvel’s site here.

More about Marvel’s new movie.

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.  

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?

Check out the video below for a sneak peek of Jared Leto in action, as Marvel’s new legend.

Geeks with Kids Rating Disclaimer: This film is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association for the following reasons: intense sequences of violence, some frightening images, and brief strong language. If you’ve got younger kids, and they normally watch PG-13 Marvel movies, by the looks of this one, you may want to check it out before the kids do.

“Morbius” drops exclusively in movie theaters on April 1st, 2022.

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