Scenes after Morbius credits of what they represent and what they mean to DCEU

Jared Leto starred in a film about vampire superheroes, but it’s the appearance of another favorite actor in a couple of scenes after credits that promise an amazing mix.

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Morbius” and its post-credits scenes.]

Let’s face it: although Michael Keaton appears in marketing materials for “Morbius” (and is the second account on the IMDBb movie page, probably the product of some avid fans), Michael Keaton isn’t really appears in the vast majority of Daniel Espinosa’s film. In fact, depending on your position in the scenes after the credits, the favorite actor (and star of both Marvel and DC) in the film does not appear at all. Instead, it is central to a couple of scenes after credits.

The film Espinosa, in which Jared Leto stars as the vampire / doctor / soul of the same name with the ghosts of Dr. Michael Morbius, occupies a strange place in the growing Spider-Verse. Like the Venom films – the film nods in a few inconspicuous comments – Morbius unfolds in a universe in which Spider-Man (at least as we know him) does not exist. Instead, this universe is home to at least two classic Spidey villains – Vienna and Morbius, of course – who seem to be on some sort of emergency course assigned by the studio.

And it seems to be Adrian Tooms from Keaton (aka Vulture), who was the main enemy of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in the movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. It’s getting a little fast here, and it’s important to have a deep knowledge – or at least a deep understanding – of the different ways in which Marvel and the related Spider-Verse are starting to overlap.

Read on: it’s a confusing thing, and Keaton’s appearance in a couple of scenes after the credits does little to help the feeling that “Morbius” is mostly inconsistent or at least very contradictory to what he’s trying to say. Let’s try to disassemble it.

[One more time: Spoilers ahead for both “Morbius” and its post-credits scenes.]

1. Adrian Tooms finds a new home

“Morbius” ends with Dr. Michael Morbius going through quite a few changes. By the way, he turned into a vampire, looking for a cure for a chronic blood disease that tormented him all his life; had to kill his best friend Milo (Matt Smith), who also turned into a vampire and was a real jerk; and turned into a vampire his professional partner (and maybe more!) Dr. Martin Bancroft (Adria Arjon). His exploits – killing a bunch of guys on a ship right after he “turned around” – and the exploits of the infamous Milo made Dr. Morbius something like a pariah in New York, where he is (stupidly) called a “vampire slayer”. ».

It is unclear where Michael is going from there, but it can be assumed that he will not return to his former way of life. Adrian Tooms also seems to.

Michael Keaton as the vulture in the movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Say the big purple sky gap over Manhattan, the cinematic language for “Dr. Strange’s Spell That Tore Up the Multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home”! In the latest Spider-Man movie, the spell was cast by a number of spider villains – from other cinematic universes! – just on the knees of a very embarrassed Peter (Holland). In the end, the spell gave our current Peter a magical gift: the arrival of Peter’s previous (read: other films), including Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire, was very outrageous.

“No Way Home” depends on this Multiverse confusion, but it is also mentioned elsewhere in Spider-Verse: namely in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, which includes his own scene after credits, in which Eddie (Tom Hardy) and Venom briefly fall into Spider-Verse’s own before being pulled back into the scene after the credits from “Away from Home.” Chew on it a bit.

It doesn’t matter! In the universe of Morbius – which, again, is also the universe of Venom – the sky opens, and the film moves to an empty prison cell and the appearance of the confused Adrian Tooms. He’s a little stunned (isn’t he?), But he soon gets some very good news when a news release tells us that this strange man, who was accidentally found in a cell, is about to be released. It is believed that there is no Adrian Thums in the Morbius universe, and thus no convicted madman imprisoned for his bad deeds. Of course, this stupid stranger needs to be set free!

2. Vulture wants a new friend

The second scene of the film after the credits begins after Adriana is released. Obviously, Michael has gone on the road and when he is racing along a strip of moonlit desert highway, it seems he wants to get to a new place. Or, as in the case of someone.

From his posh sports car in the middle of the desert, Michael suddenly encounters the Vulture (i.e. Adrian in his winged suit, albeit slightly updated from his “Homecoming” look, which raises all sorts of unanswered questions about the origin of this new outfit). Adrian is honest: he has no idea how he got into this other universe, but he thinks it may be due to … Spider-Man! (Important to note: Michael wouldn’t know about Spider-Man, so … what could that mean for him? Mystery!)

MORBIUS, Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, 2021 © Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy of Everett Collection


Sony Pictures / Everett Collection

Not only that, but Adrian believes that people like him and Michael should “unite and do something good.” (Another note: Michael, despite all his mistakes and bloodthirsty tendencies, just made a whole movie trying to be a good guy; why might he team up with some winged stranger from another universe?) Oh, never mind. because Michael has some man. answer alert: “Intriguing.”

None of this makes much sense in the context of Morbius, but it does serve as a long-standing intention of Sony to create a Sinister Six film about some of the main villains of Spider-Man. Even before Holland put on Peter’s tights, Sony tried to make a spin-off dedicated to supervillains, and even nodded at it in scenes after the credits of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. It was planned to make two films with Drew Goddard, who wrote and directed. But, by fate, this second series of “Spider-Man” ended after only two films, while canceling any spin-offs.

However, it seems Sony hasn’t given up on this idea yet and is preparing the ground for its own team of bad guys complete with Spider-Man’s greatest enemies (even if it all seems pretty confusing).

Sony’s “Morbius” release is now in theaters.

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