Morbius director Daniel Espinosa opened up about the shot of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man from the film’s first trailer.
Morbius starring Jared Leto is finally out in theaters after several delays, and audiences are starting to notice several moments from the trailers that are not in the final product. One of them is a shot of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man in the background on some wall art with the words “murderer” spraypainted over it.
Morbius director Daniel Espinosa recently revealed that a Spider-Man does exist in the Living Vampire’s universe. However, the director admitted to CinemaBlend that he was not responsible for putting Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man in the background of the shot in the trailer:
“That image is only in the trailer. So for me, as a director, I only do the movie. I, as a fan, have several kinds of opinions and thoughts about that. But since I didn’t put it there, because it’s not in the movie, and I didn’t put it in the trailer either. (So) if I said something about what I think it is, it would be as a fan. But because I’m the director, I would be accused of knowing something. Which I don’t, you know? If I knew something, I could tell you. (But) it’s not mine. It’s not from my idea, you know? I would love to be honest and responsible, but I can’t, because it’s not mine.”
Here is the synopsis for Morbius:
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. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach produced the project with Lucas Foster, with Palak Patel overseeing it for Sony.
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