Even not being part of the universe of Marvel Studios‘Morbius‘ is directly connected with the events of ‘Spider-Man: No Return Home‘ and should eventually join the MCU.
But then what do those confusing post-credits scenes in the film, whose multiverse transition is quite different from what we’ve seen before?
The director daniel espinosa revealed to Uproxx that he had to cut the Vulture scenes from Michael Keaton after ‘No Return Home‘ because he didn’t know how to bring the character from another universe and what Marvel’s special effects would be like for the multiverse.
“The first thing that happened was that we had Michael Keaton because we were planning to do that. But when Spider-Man: No Return Home came out, he said, ‘This is what the multiverse visual effects are like. And so the idea of him just finding him in that universe seemed too complicated, and so we put it at the end.”
Espinosa redoubled the reasoning, noting that he “didn’t know” how the Vulture’s appearance would have worked without adding the multiverse effects similar to those seen in ‘No Return Home‘.
“Yes, because we have to agree… I didn’t know what the characters’ passage through the multiverse would be like.
Espinosa continued that the idea of ”different timelines” was something Sony Pictures “tried to do” without the help of Marvel and Kevin Feige.
“The concept of having different timelines came, I believe, from Sony, not Kevin Feige. It was Sony that started this idea. But No Return Home ended up happening later, so we were left in the dark as to how to approach it in Morbius,” he concluded.
Despite being slammed by critics, ‘Morbius’ made a considerable splash at its weekend domestic box office (via ComicBook.com).
The information indicates that, only in the United States, the film grossed US$39.1 millionafter being shown in more than 4200 movie theatersproving that fans of Marvel and yes Sony Pictures are still invested in checking out more original productions.
worldwide, ‘Morbius’ leveraged more US$44.9 million just this weekend, culminating in solid $84 million – and forecasts indicate that the box office should have considerable growth in the coming weeks. The amount raised so far has even been enough to cover the production budget ($75 million).
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