MORBIUS Director Daniel Espinosa Teases Sony's Future Marvel Plans; Hopes To See Norman Osborn

MORBIUS Director Daniel Espinosa Teases Sony's Future Marvel Plans; Hopes To See Norman Osborn

Morbius director Daniel Espinosa has opened up on what could come next after those confounding post-credits scenes, suggesting the Living Vampire could cross paths with Norman Osborn. Spoilers follow...

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

In Morbius' post-credits scenes, Michael Keaton's MCU villain Adrian Toomes was brought into Sony's Marvel Universe. With that, the stage was set for a team-up down the line for these comic book villains to "do some good," a reveal that's left the vast majority of fans angry, confused, or both. 

Talking to Variety, Morbius director Daniel Espinosa was asked what Sony Pictures is actually building toward, and while he declined to get into specifics, the filmmaker did say, "I just know that they have a plan." He added, "They said that there are certain things that are going to be unearthed, like all these questions that exist. Does there exist a Spider-Man in their universe? Who should it be? There is an answer coming, apparently, and I’m looking forward to it."

Madame Web seems like the most likely place to answer the question of which Spider-Man is part of this world. Thankfully, Tom Holland's Peter Parker looks set to remain part of the MCU, and while the actor has cast some doubt on his future as the web-slinger, he's expected to return for Spider-Man 4.

As for what Espinosa would like to see from Morbius and Vulture moving forward, there's one name in particular that jumps out to the director. "I think Norman Osborn would be very interesting," he said of a possible future team-up. "That’s a whole different idea, that’s like if you go away from the idea of Sinister Six and you’re going into something different."

We'll see what happens next, but enthusiasm for Sony's plans has definitely lessened since Morbius arrived in theaters last week. Hopefully, the studio is able to course correct with Kraven the Hunter.

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Chappers - 4/4/2022, 9:03 AM
Sony are going to see this through to the end ffs. Kraven and Madame Webb and it's going to cause an absolute mess

If they manage to get Garfield back i'd be very surprised and they're just going to destroy him again
TheMandalorian - 4/4/2022, 9:05 AM
No one wants Sony alone to [frick] up these characters like they clearly all ready have in stand alone Sony projects… just stop! Clearly Sony doesn’t know how to hire good writers or directors for thier live action comic projects, the best director so far Andy S was stuck with a Terrible Venom 2 script and man did it show.
MrPositive - 4/4/2022, 9:05 AM
bkmeijer1 - 4/4/2022, 9:06 AM
I wanna see Norman Osborn too, but not in the Sony Marvel Universe. Rather see him as Iron Patriot showing up in a second season of Secret Invasion (called Dark Reign accordingly).

As for a Spider-Man in the SMU, I just want it to be a Spider-Man only. No need to explore another Peter Parker identity, because I don't want Maguire or Garfield anywhere near this.
The1st - 4/4/2022, 10:57 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I just want them to finally commit to the hair. I saw someone from a university rocking Norman's comic book hairstyle on ancient aliens one night. I stopped paying attention to Kukulkan or whatever was being discussed and just watched the hair fascinated.
bkmeijer1 - 4/4/2022, 11:03 AM
@The1st - yeah Kukulkan is interesting, but if they're gonna commit to the hair that is far more fascinating. Doubt we'll see it happen though, since we know how much Hollywood loves casting redheads (even though Norman's is more auburn)
GhostDog - 4/4/2022, 9:16 AM
"I just know that they have a plan."
MrDandy - 4/4/2022, 9:22 AM
Teases their plans or threatens?
DrReedRichards - 4/4/2022, 9:24 AM
Avi and Amy got their hands early on in the best piece of that sweet Marvel pie, and they're never letting go. Noone in their right mind ever would.

The blame for their repeated ruining of Spider-Man's lore falls not only on them, but also in great part on those who choose to continue buying tickets for these putrid products.
PicolasCage - 4/4/2022, 11:59 AM
@DrReedRichards - sadly the general audience loves dogshit like Venom and Morbius, just like they consider McDonald's fine dining. The same people who ironically/hypocritically use Eternals' RT score against it while pretending like Venom's 30% RT score doesn't mean anything about the movie's quality and critics just don't understand "fun"
AmazingFILMporg - 4/4/2022, 9:26 AM
*MORBIUS Director Daniel Espinosa Teases Sony's Future Marvel Plans; Hopes To See Norman Osborn*

This is coming off as a threat 😐......
DudeGuy - 4/4/2022, 9:33 AM
WeaponXCII - 4/4/2022, 9:34 AM
“MORBIUS Director Daniel Espinosa Teases Sony's Future Marvel Plans“

PapaSpank54 - 4/4/2022, 9:40 AM
Honestly, after NWH, I wouldn't mind if Venom and the other SUMC movies were set in Garfield's world. On some conditions-


That's all. Considering the post credits, Vulture could have some interesting interactions with a Spider-Man that isn't Tom, maybe Andrew could get the symbiote, and the various spin-offs could feature him as a recurring "villain." It also gives them a chance to flesh out a bigger world already established by the two Amazing movies.
You could even play up big storylines from the books as VS movies- for instance, Kraven's Last Hunt would effectively be (The Amazing) Spider-Man vs Kraven.
bkmeijer1 - 4/4/2022, 9:58 AM
@PapaSpank54 - don't think we'll see a Spider-Man in Kraven, or in Madame Web for that matter. Garfield would be a good choice, but I rather see a completely new Spider-Man (with a different voice actor, so we know it's not one we've seen before)
PapaSpank54 - 4/4/2022, 10:03 AM
@bkmeijer1 - realistically, you're right. It doesn't matter, none of this matters
HeeroG - 4/4/2022, 9:40 AM
Didn't this same guy said that there was a Spider-Man in that universe and now he is saying he that he doesn't know and is waiting for the asnwers too?
TheWalkingCuban - 4/4/2022, 9:43 AM
@HeeroG -
Repian - 4/4/2022, 10:01 AM
Sony is so terribly predictable... It sure would be a Jekyll/Hyde movie with the Ultimate Green Goblin.
bkmeijer1 - 4/4/2022, 10:09 AM
@Repian - that sounds pretty cool on paper. But then again it's Sony, so the reality is gonna be dissappointing
Repian - 4/4/2022, 10:16 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Do you think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is getting calls right now?
His friends and family will tell him... Run, run!! Run and don't look back!! xD
bkmeijer1 - 4/4/2022, 10:28 AM
@Repian - I wonder how many in the cast do, since Sony for some reason can bring in a lot of talented cast members for their movies
Godzilla2000Zer - 4/4/2022, 10:06 AM
Well congratulations people just helped greenlight more of these non Spiderman films.
Odin - 4/4/2022, 10:22 AM
This guy is coo coo for cocoa puffs.
Lokiwasright - 4/4/2022, 10:30 AM
Green Goblin the anti hero and his Villian is is his own son wanting to know where the heck his mom is.
Repian - 4/4/2022, 10:39 AM
@Lokiwasright - In a Sony movie, Harry would inject himself with the serum to stop his father.
TheLobster - 4/4/2022, 10:56 AM
LOL [frick] outta here my guy. This film bombed and the drop off were about to see come next weekend will be hilarious.

I imagine Sony is to blame for this film being a total mess but I can’t imagine it being too much better in its original intended form.
ElvenKingSlayer - 4/4/2022, 11:15 AM
I am ashamed this is from a swedish director..😶
StSteven - 4/4/2022, 12:11 PM
Well considering that Sony invented the idea of the Multiverse I suppose that they can do whatever they want with it, being Spidey, Osborne, the Pilsbury Doughboy, whatever.
ANewPope - 4/4/2022, 12:17 PM
He said future plans...
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