MORBIUS Ending Explained (And Why It Makes Absolutely Zero Sense) - Spoilers

MORBIUS Ending Explained (And Why It Makes Absolutely Zero Sense) - Spoilers

Morbius' post-credit scenes might have left fans angry and confused, the film boasts also an equally confounding and strange ending. We break that down here in an effort to explain what happens!

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By HamiltonParker - Apr 01, 2022 02:04 PM EST
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Morbius is a weird film, and one that doesn't devote too much time to coherent storytelling. The ending is all the proof you need, as the movie builds to an action-packed, silly climax that leaves us with more questions than answers...especially since a big part of it makes zero sense!

We've already taken a deep dive into those awful post-credits scenes, but as they're mostly unconnected to what happens in the film itself, something tells us many of you will also appreciate a breakdown of Morbius' ending. A lot happens, some of which sets the stage for a sequel, some of which is just plain odd, and it's all worth talking about. 

In this explanation, we share a thorough look at how Morbius wraps up, attempt to address some of the lingering plot threads, and even share a few theories about where the story goes from here.

So, let's get to it. Just be warned that MAJOR SPOILERS follow from this point on! 

The Final Battle


With his bloodlust growing increasingly worse, Michael Morbius creates a serum that will kill him and Milo (who has fully given in to his vampire side and started slaughtering the innocent). 

Heading into battle, he learns that his former friend has kidnapped Dr. Martine Bancroft because he's looking to bait Michael and is jealous of their relationship. Her throat has been sliced open and her time is nearing its end, so she implores the Living Vampire to feed off her so that he can power up and put an end to Milo once and for all. Reluctantly, he does so. 

A huge fight follows, with Morbius commanding an army of bats to hold Milo down so that he can inject him with the serum. The villain dies in his arms and Michael takes flight in front of the FBI and countless onlookers. For whatever reason, he doesn't use the serum on himself, despite vowing to do so.

As he flies into the distance, Morbius delivers one final twist...

Martine Bancroft's Fate


Lying dead on that rooftop, it appears poor Martine's story has reached its end. Guess again! 

Despite nothing in the film suggesting this would be the case, Morbius drinking his fellow scientist's blood has imbued her with powers of her own, setting the stage for another Living Vampire to enter this Marvel Universe. Surprisingly, quite a bit of this film is accurate to the comics, though this Martine is more than just a love interest and plays an active role in Michael's transformation.

Morbius never goes to retrieve her body, so is clearly unaware of what's happened. It's worth pointing out that Martine also became a vampire on the page, though that didn't come at the hands fangs of her beloved (instead, it was a group of sinister, villainous bloodsuckers).

Curious about where the story could go from here? We have some ideas...

What Comes Next? 


Determined to become a "true vampire" so she could spend an eternity with Michael, Martine eventually went down a villainous route and became one of the Living Vampire's greatest foes. 

Tragically, he ends up driving a stake through her heart when she targets Spider-Man, and we're assuming the tentative plan is for Matrine to be the sequel's big bad. This movie contradicts much of what's on the page when it comes to how being a vampire actually works, and it's still unclear how Michael intends to deal with his own bloodlust now that he's chosen not to use that serum. 

The end of the film also finally shows Agent Stroud's cybernetic arm, and with so much of his story arc on the cutting room floor, we're assuming this is meant to tease his plan to hunt down Morbius after being bested by him. 

Do we want to see this play out in a sequel? Not really, but there are interesting places to take this story! 

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thedrudo - 4/1/2022, 2:16 PM
She bites his lip and a drop of his blood falls into her mouth. That’s what transforms her, not him sucking her bleeding neck.
Deklipz - 4/1/2022, 2:25 PM
@thedrudo - But it can't be a plothole if they acknowledge that...
bkmeijer1 - 4/1/2022, 2:37 PM
Sure, that might as well happen
SonOfAGif - 4/1/2022, 2:40 PM
Sony writes a script to film something completely different in the end for the sake of the plot.
MyCoolYoung - 4/1/2022, 2:46 PM
It doesn't sound like the worst ending I've ever heard I guess
TheUnworthyThor - 4/1/2022, 2:49 PM
I think Sony is really shooting themselves in the foot with the crazy short runtimes. At this point I think Marvel (and to a lesser extant DC) have proven that those extra minutes can really flesh out these characters and help the audience fall in love of them. Superhero movies already have some extra material they have to get through that your standard action movie doesn’t. They can just be soldiers or cops that are really good at what they do and we the audience get it immediately. But superhero movies have to show origin stories. They have to show all these technical things on the hows of getting powers and the whys to why they choose to use them to do good. And then setup a villain and his powers (the reason why most origin films the hero and the villain have the same powers). All that takes minutes away from the other character moments, the relationship building, the smaller moments that really endear the audiences to these characters. Sony seems to be like let’s just rush them through it and they won’t notice it is bad when they could just aim a little higher and make them good or great. They are already behind the 8-ball considering a 75 million dollar movie just isn’t going to have the same level of effects or action as a 150-200 million dollar movie. They need to give themselves some kind of advantage.
PhoenixBlade - 4/1/2022, 2:54 PM
It’s a terrible film, but people are massively overreacting. Venom, Venom 2, Catwoman, BvS, Green Lantern, Fantastic Four, Steel, Supergirl, they’re all so much worse. Lower end of quality, yes, but bottom of the barrel? No.
Origame - 4/1/2022, 3:11 PM
@PhoenixBlade - I think it's partly because of what this film means to the mcu. The mcu is the big thing right now and movies like morbius and venom are preventing those characters from being in the mcu. So because of that any criticism is treated more harshly because of that. You even see this with the amazing series, where people are now starting to look on them more positively now that we have a Spiderman firmly in the mcu.
MarvelZombie616 - 4/1/2022, 3:11 PM
I have seen the film yesterday and it is an okay movie.
It has a good beginning, but eventually slows down too much, has almost no humor and - same as in Venom - a lot of cops are killed, with zero blood seen, despite them being eviscerated.

There is one straight-up horror scene and the cgi is actually quite good.
The film reminded me of Batman in a few scenes, but also of Blade without the violence and coolness.

You can't really tell that the scenes from the trailers have been cut out.
It seems more that those scenes have been created just for the trailer.

dragon316 - 4/1/2022, 3:21 PM
@MarvelZombie616 - what movie where you watching I saw blood victims, window micheal was writing on, his hand, bat he killed, blood of his lip, and others
Tufasrox - 4/1/2022, 3:35 PM
I intentionally read every spoiler I could in order to avoid this mess. Sony universe is stupid and the more we keep paying to go see it, the longer it is going to live.
MrDandy - 4/1/2022, 5:03 PM
This movies very existence makes no sense.
BigPhilbowski - 4/1/2022, 7:01 PM
There's definitely worse CB movies out there but it's the worst one associated with Marvel not named New Mutants or Fan4stic
SonOfAGif - 4/1/2022, 8:17 PM
It's like Sony said: "Well if you are going to use our Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Electro, Lizard, and Sandman we are going to use your Vulture" and Kevin agreed to it. Now we may not get to see Toomes again just for Marvel Studios to avoid any connection to Morbius.
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