A big plot leak for Morbius has just hit the web.
It’s currently putting the internet in a spin and after it was apparently verified on subreddit Marvel Studio spoilers it looks like it has a lot of weight to it.
Throughout this video we’re gonna be breaking down the entire plot, talking about what it teases and giving on opinion on whether it sucks or not.
Get it because he’s a vampire…
Other than terrible puns there will be Heavy Spoilers here so if you don’t want anything potentially ruined about the movie then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
With that out the way I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this, now let’s get into the Morbius Plot Leak Breakdown.
Morbius Plot Leak Breakdown
Ok so the plot leak was posted by Reddit user throwaway573726363 who said they didn’t want to reveal how they knew any of this in order to protect their identity.
A mod then later posted that they had privately messaged them to verify how they knew it and it’s rare that things like this get posted on the subreddit so it adds a lot of validity to it.
I’ve rewritten parts of it for the video just so it doesn’t sound like I’m reading a bunch of sentences but I’ll leave a link below if you wanna check out the entire thing.
The user said:
The film opens with Michael Morbius being awarded a Nobel Prize for his involvement in medical research. During his acceptance speech, he faints.
The film then cuts to black and it shows to Michael as a young child at school being bullied because he can’t walk. This is then broken up by Emil Nikos (Jared Harris) who is a doctor working at the school.
So according to this leak the character finally has a name and he isn’t Doctor Octopus. Emil was actually the best friend of Michael in the comics so this ties in heavily with his origin story.
We then cut to adult Michael having a discussion with Nikos, explaining that his disease is getting worse and he suspects he doesn’t have long to live. He thanks Nikos for sticking with him throughout his life and it’s meant to be a really touching moment.
The plot leak jumps back and forwards through time showing not only current events but also Morbius’ past.
We then jump back to young Michael in a hospital ward playing chess against Nikos. Nikos encourages Michael to peruse becoming a doctor and finding a cure for his disease. Nikos is then told he has to see another patient and Michael continues playing chess by himself.
Back in the present we see Michael in hospital in New York helping a young girl who has cancer, he then goes to take his medication. He is stopped by Loxias Crown (Matt Smith) who Michael doesn’t know. Crown gives him a briefcase and his card and he then tells Michael that these may help him find a cure.
We then jump forward in time to Michael being injected his medication by his wife, Martine Bancroft, I dunno why his wife has a different name but I suppose it is 2020. During this scene Michael explains once again how he suspects he doesn’t have long to live.
Michael and Bancroft walk to their lab and Michael says he needs to try more radical ways to cure himself. Michael opens the briefcase and inside discovers a dead bat and a giant knife. Michael is confused but studies the bat and find out it’s a vampire bat but nothing else.
This leaves a lot of things up in the air and starts him on a journey to discover what’s going on.
His wife leaves and Michael calls Crown and asks about the artifacts. Crown explains that he once suffered from the same disease and tells him about a cave in Brazil that will help to cure him.
Bancroft warns against it but Michael doesn’t listen and goes there anyway.
Becoming A Vampire
This is when we see the helicopter scene from the trailer with the character on the way to the cave. There’s voiceover from Crown while this is happening, explaining what Michael has to do. Once he arrives he pays everyone off and some kind of machine opens up from the ground. Michael cuts his hand and presses it against these strings within the machine. Bats fly towards his hand and then outside the cave, killing everyone else that was in the helicopter. Michael passes out and we cut to black.
We join Michael as he wakes up and wanders around Brazil. From here he sneaks onto a cargo ship headed to New York and he realises that he’s slowly transforming into a vampire.
The ship is attacked by pirates and this becomes the film’s first real action scene. Morbius starts killing off the pirates and it’s meant to portray him as a monster hunting them. This is a similar sort of thing to the predator scene from Batman begins with the perspective of the pirates being mainly what we see.
We then get a good look at him at the end of the scene and it’s the shot from the trailers. Morbius then jumps off the ship and starts swimming.
Michael wakes up back in New York and crawls into a bar and tells the bartender to call an ambulance. He’s unsure of exactly what has happened but has a feeling that something terrible has happened.
J Jonah Jameson Cameo
During this scene Michael watches the TV and it’s none other than J Jonah Jameson (J.K Simmons) talking about dead bodies mysteriously found on a cargo ship. Michael then gets flashbacks to the attack.
The ambulance arrives and he’s rushed back to the hospital he works and tells everyone that he was mugged and his crutches were stolen. Once he’s in his lab, he tells Bancroft and Nikos what really happened and he locks himself in containment to protect them.
Michael’s thirst for blood becomes too strong and he breaks out. Bancroft and Niko manage to escape but he runs after a doctor/nurse working there and is shot by security guards. Bancroft manages to tranq Morbius and he’s subdued.
From here Michael wakes up in his lab and finds a tomb there. There’s a note on it that says “All the answers you seek lie within – Loxias” Michael opens it to find a skeleton wearing a comic accurate Morbius suit which Michael laughs at.
The tomb is also covered in some ancient language and Michael doesn’t know how but he’s able to read it.
From here we cut to Simon Stroud played by Tyrese Gibson investigating what caused the death of the pirates. Simon believes it was something supernatural that caused it which the others laugh off. Simon also has a mechanical gauntlet on his right arm that gives him super strength in that arm. It’s mentioned that the gauntlet is from Oscorp which is our first big tease at the bigger spider-verse.
I’m not gonna lie when I first read that I was really happy and I hope it’s true.
Meanwhile there’s a montage of Michael testing out his new abilities and apparently a lot of this is seen in the trailers.
Simon visits Emil Nikos and starts asking him questions about Michael.
Meanwhile Loxias Crown is in some kind of lab in the sewers and revealed to be incredibly skinny and has tattoos all over his body.
We then cut to the tomb in Michael’s lab opening itself up and this is a big action scene in which the character fights a skeleton. According to the redditor this is the best scene in the movie just because of how bonkers it is. Morbius defeats it by crushing its skull and then the skeleton’s costume attaches itself to Morbius.
Loxias wakes up and casts some kind of spell on himself. He then walks onto some train tracks and stops a train with his weird magic spell. He then sucks the life out of everyone on board until he regains his strength and looks like normal Matt Smith.
Loxias senses that Simon Stroud is going to ruin his plan and he possesses Morbius, who flies over to Niko’s house to kill Stroud. Stroud is able to put up a fight with Morbius because of his gauntlet and Nikos is killed during the fight, leading Michael to snap out of it. Michael allows Stroud to arrest him.
So similar to the comic books Nikos dies, it doesn’t mention whether he’s a victim of Morbius like the source material but it is at least similar.
He’s sent to San Quentin State Prison and his cellmate is Adrien Toomes (Michael Keaton) who makes a joke about how him getting blipped technically meant he got a shorter sentence.
So they are acknowledging the snap in this according to the leak and we know that they are definitely tying in with the bigger MCU.
The Sinister Six
During the night Michael sees Loxias Crown in some kind of ghost form and tells Michael to meet him in New York or he’ll kill Martine. Michael builds up his power and breaks out of the prison while floating and being surrounded by bats. This somehow leads to all electricity being cut off within the prison and everyone is set free.
A riot happens in which many escape and then we see Toomes climb out of the prison while Michael uses his powers against prison guards and steals a coat from one of them. Toomes thanks Michael for breaking him out and tells him he’s putting a team together (Sinister Six) and wants Michael to join. Michael declines and uses his super-speed to take him back to New York.
So we have our first hint at the Sinister Six finally and it does look like this movie is setting up a lot of things with this and Oscorp playing big roles.
We also see Mac Gargin break out and meet up with Toomes. Cletus Kasady also runs off and this shows that going ahead there are going to be villains for both Venom and Spidey to fight.
The user says in regards to carnage that thankfully his hair no longer resembles Sideshow Bob and looks more like a mop and slightly less red. It still looks like a wig but it’s better than what he had in Venom.
Morbius finds Loxias Crown in New York, who reveals that the skeleton was once him and he’s a reincarnation and he needs Morbius to complete a ritual so he can live forever without reincarnating and become all-powerful.
Morbius’s costume forms around him and he fights Loxias. They’re mostly flying the whole time, the user said that the fight reminded them a lot of the fight from the end of Chronicle. Morbius is able to defeat Crown by reading one of his tattoos, which allows him to suck the life out of Crown. Morbius grows until he’s 9ft tall and starts roaring at everyone around but Bancroft calms him down until he’s normal Michael again.
Michael escapes before the police arrive and takes off his costume. On the way he passes the Spider-Man poster tagged “MURDERER” and unlike in the trailer the picture used resembles the Homecoming suit instead of the Raimi suit.
The film ends with Michael and Bancroft at Niko’s funeral while Stroud watches in the distance. Cut to Morbius jumping across New York. The final shot is Morbius on a billboard showing a Peter Parker WANTED sign.
There are no end credit scenes.
Morbius Plot Leak – Our Thoughts
So, that’s the entire plot leak and honestly if this turns out to be true then I’ll be exetremly happy. It seems to be ticking all of the boxes for me in providing an interesting story but also setting up big things to come down the line. I’m massively happy with this and some of the MCU references outlined here are great.
Not only does it provide a satisfying plot I feel, it also drops some big nods to the sinister six and by the sounds of it this is gonna be a great entry in the sony spider-verse.
Overall I’m pretty hyped for the film and this leak has definitely got me a lot more excited for it when it releases.
Now obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on the leak and if you believe it’s true or not. Comment below and let me know.