The first trailer for Morbius confused fans by including a couple of big Spider-Man Easter eggs that, on the surface, didn't seem to add up. We saw Tobey Maguire's web-slinger in some graffiti (branding him a "murderer"), while Spider-Man: Homecoming villain, Adrian Toomes, later made a surprise appearance.
Knowing what we now do about Spider-Man: No Way Home, things are slowly starting to make more sense, but it's Venom: Let There be Carnage's post-credits scene that really clears up what's going on. In the stinger, we saw Eddie Brock being transported into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, seemingly as a result of the spell Doctor Strange casts in No Way Home.
This is most likely the spell which also brings Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, and Electro into the MCU, with Andrew Garfield and Maguire's Peter Parkers along for the ride. We're not sure how and why these specific characters are pulled from their realities, but the Morbius set photos below are now a little easier to understand...as is that classic Daily Bugle logo!
It appears Michael Morbius lives in the reality inhabited by Maguire's Spider-Man, and that wall-crawler being pulled into the MCU leads to the Bugle wondering how and why he's vanished. That's our theory, anyway, but we'd love to know what you think about this in the wake of the Venom sequel.
Also, should we anticipate future Spider-Man movies with more than just Tom Holland's Spidey?