It pains me to say this, but I want to start this off by letting you know some good news and some bad news, if you haven’t already heard. Thanks to the unfortunate circumstances Covid-19 has presented us with, we have to wait another full year to finally see Marvel’s Morbius on the big screen… WHACK! That said, given this global pandemic there’s obviously much more serious problems than a movie being delayed, but for the sake of keeping things light and on topic I’ll digress.
Now for the good news. This movie is shaping up to be a MAJOR hit. A strong lead like Jared Leto, a solid cast built around him, and a director [Daniel Espinosa] whose career has been trending upwards for some time now. If you haven’t seen his 2017 film “Life”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, I’d suggest you go check it out. It’s a sci-fi space horror with a great cast, unique vision, and a thrilling ending (I saw it twice in theaters and I’m not even a big fan of space movies). On top of these pieces all being in place Morbius also has the most important ingredient needed, a badass protagonist with an origins story we’ll be able to feel and connect with.