MORBIUS Director Addresses Spider-Man Easter Egg In The Trailers; Claims Sony Invented The Multiverse

MORBIUS Director Addresses Spider-Man Easter Egg In The Trailers; Claims Sony Invented The Multiverse

Morbius director Daniel Espinosa has opened up on the movie's use of the Multiverse while shifting the blame for that misleading marketing campaign featuring Tobey Magure's Spider-Man. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Apr 03, 2022 08:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Morbius
Source: Variety

From the second that first trailer was released, it became clear Sony Pictures planned to promote Morbius by teasing its place in the wider Marvel Multiverse. Jared Leto's Michael Morbius was shown walking past graffiti labelling Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man a "murderer," while Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes (a villain introduced in the MCU) has been heavily featured in every trailer.

It's possible all of that has something to do with what the plan was when Sony and Marvel Studios parted ways for a brief spell, but fans have been left confused...especially after watching Morbius!

In an interview with Variety, director Daniel Espinosa reiterated previous comments that "in all these universes there’s a spider because he’s a totem" when asked about Spider-Man. However, when the trade pushed for an explanation behind that graffiti, the filmmaker appeared to shift the blame to Sony's marketing team, suggesting it wasn't something he ever actually shot.

"I make the movie and then some people make the trailer," Espinosa cryptically responded. "When I make the movie, everything that I include in the movie, it’s included. If it’s not in the movie, it’s because I don’t think it should be included. So no, that’s not in the movie."

Bizarrely, the director went on to play down the fact that almost none of Toomes' scenes from the trailers made it into Morbius and went so far as to suggest the Multiverse is a Sony creation. "What had to be changed was the physiology of how to move between worlds. The idea of moving between worlds was invented by Sony, not by the MCU. They did it and then I had to adjust."

Well, someone has definitely been drinking Avi Arad's Kool-Aid! 

It's obvious Morbius was changed a great deal in post-production and that goes a long way in explaining why the response to the movie has been so negative. Simply put, it was a mess, but you can read more of our thoughts on that by clicking here. As for those comments about the Multiverse, we're assuming Espinosa is referring to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, though it's clear Sony has taken the rules set down by Marvel Studios in Spider-Man: No Way Home and done what they want.

What do you make of Espinosa's take on what we saw in Morbius?

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SonOfAGif - 4/3/2022, 9:42 AM
What a clown. The concept of the Multiverse was invented by Marvel and DC. Sony bought the rights to Spider-Man allowing them access to all of his comics and adventures for source material. The only thing Sony invented was greenlighting abysmal scripts and rushing out projects that nobody wants.
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/3/2022, 10:17 AM
@SonOfAGif - Avi Arad bought the rights for Spiderman in 1993, what in the actual [frick] are you even talking about?
SonOfAGif - 4/3/2022, 11:38 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 - You're on a roll today by being the most misinformed Clown on this site. Avid Arad does not own the rights to Spider-Man. He is just a producer. Next time do some research before you spread false information.
bs77 - 4/4/2022, 8:49 AM
@SonOfAGif - everyone knows the multiverse was invented by Al Gore... Or was that the internet???
Whaley87 - 4/5/2022, 3:36 AM
@SonOfAGif - Coleco was always a misinformed clown. He blocks people enemy they discover that he's Coleco, though. Lol
DudeGuy - 4/3/2022, 9:43 AM
The finger pointing begins. I love it.
AmazingFILMporg - 4/3/2022, 9:45 AM
Marvel and DC did it in the comic realm.

Marvel has been laying the ground work on the movie side since 2015 with the first Antman and DC has been doing it on tv for a bit so yeah this guy has no idea what he is talking about😐
DrReedRichards - 4/3/2022, 9:47 AM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha, ha, ha ha ha.


Yeah, no, f#ck you.
OptimusCrime - 4/3/2022, 9:47 AM
Yeah, i so believe Sony is the reason Loki, No Way Home, Wandavision and Multiverse of Madness happened.
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/3/2022, 10:20 AM
@OptimusCrime - Sony *is* the reason for No Way Home.
Nightwing1015 - 4/4/2022, 12:04 PM
@OptimusCrime - His comment is extremely dumb but to be fair I actually do think the success of Spider-Verse is responsible for No Way Home, Loki and Multiverse of Madness coming at the time that they did.

The multiverse has really become a popular concept in these properties in recent years. Spider-Verse and to a lesser extent the DC CW shows are responsible for that I think.
MahN166A - 4/3/2022, 9:49 AM

TheMandalorian - 4/3/2022, 9:50 AM
Hahaha [frick] you and [frick] sony. Such bull shit! You made a terrible movie and the writing makes no sense and you can’t explain it. It’s very clear it’s just a bad movie in a failed sony Spiderman verse.
Luigi - 4/3/2022, 9:55 AM
He referenced Into the Spiderverse starting the multiverse in another interview. Doctor Strange mentions in a bunch but in terms of parallel universes, Spider-Verse is the Marvel movie to start it all so he's not completely wrong
dragon316 - 4/3/2022, 10:02 AM
@Luigi - exactly what i was about to Sony created it in movies but not in comics and cartoons tv shows
AmazingFILMporg - 4/3/2022, 10:05 AM
@Luigi -

He didn't say that though. He said Sony invented the multiverse which is factually wrong.
BigPhilbowski - 4/3/2022, 10:11 AM
@dragon316 - if you wanna go down that road then Sony only had it before the mcu in an animated movies. Which it's most definitely not the first to do
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/3/2022, 10:19 AM
@Luigi - No Way Home LITERALLY has a scene where they show all future SMU movies in the sky...LITERALLY.

Oh, right, the movie has that sweet Marvel Studios logo, which makes it perfect.
TheSuperMex - 4/3/2022, 10:32 AM
@Luigi - Thor the Dark World even mentions the multiverse.
Fogs - 4/4/2022, 12:45 PM
@TheSuperMex - There's no arguing. They want to believe it so... Let them be. This is totally irrelevant.

Sony made a bad "spiderverse" movie (again) and now is in full berserk mode, snyder-like.
DrReedRichards - 4/3/2022, 9:58 AM
1st appearance of Multiverse in DC: 1961
Notable example: Crisis On Infinite Earths

1st appearance of Multiverse in Marvel: 1971
Notable example: Secret Wars

Someone please tell Avi to go f#ck himself, could you?

Much obliged.
Odin - 4/3/2022, 10:20 AM
@DrReedRichards - Loosley based on many-worlds theory from quantum mechanics (1957) and theoretical physics' multiverse theory, which can actually be traced back all the way to atomism-philosophy from ancient Greece.
Adding these just to highlight how moranic that guys statement is.
Battabing - 4/3/2022, 9:15 PM
@DrReedRichards -
First appearance of the multiverse at DC was Wonder Woman #59, 1953.
Floke - 4/4/2022, 12:05 AM
@DrReedRichards - He seems to be the kind of guy that would do that, and then brag about how good he was...
bobevanz - 4/3/2022, 10:01 AM
Ahhhh.. Sony gonna Sony. The former house of Adam Sandler LMAO
bkmeijer1 - 4/3/2022, 10:02 AM
Well I guess he is not wrong, given that Sony's Multiverse logic doesn't comply to the MCU's
Spidey91 - 4/3/2022, 10:03 AM
GhostDog - 4/3/2022, 10:03 AM
This man is a menace lol
Doomsday8888 - 4/3/2022, 10:14 AM
Flash of Two Worlds, nuff said.

Actually, lemme add that: This guy is full of shit.
RokoVII - 4/3/2022, 10:16 AM
Hahahah shut up
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/3/2022, 10:18 AM
Dude, just take the L with dignity.
MyCoolYoung - 4/3/2022, 5:11 PM
@TheHumanSpider2 - him probably

JFerguson - 4/3/2022, 10:28 AM
He’s doing it to make headlines. He knows people shit on Sony and would never watch his movie otherwise
Reeds2Much - 4/3/2022, 10:53 AM
Sony going full Bob Kane.
DrReedRichards - 4/3/2022, 5:32 PM
@Reeds2Much -

They've Fingered so many, and still got no Bill.
FireandBlood - 4/3/2022, 10:58 AM
He’s deluded.
YouCray04 - 4/3/2022, 10:59 AM
Why's everyone so salty and bringing up the comics? I'm pretty sure he doesnt ACTUALLY think Sony invented the multiverse concept. Considering the fact that they are talking about a movie and he explicitly mentions the MCU, I'm pretty sure he just means they were the first to implement Marvel's multiverse in the films...
Razorface1 - 4/3/2022, 11:56 AM
@YouCray04 - Why are you justifying him? You are assuming a lot from what he said, clearly going against the meat of it.
Moriakum - 4/3/2022, 11:19 AM
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