The Morbius end credit scenes are very confusing, so we are here to give you a Morbius end credit scenes explained and breakdown.
Morbius is now playing in theaters. Sony’s first big expansion into their own Marvel universe after Venom has had some issues from production through release. Having started production in February 2019, with intent to first release in July 2020, the pandemic and other factors seemingly got in the way of it ever seeing the light of day. Having now seen the movie, it feels like it wasn’t just the pandemic — but also Sony’s backtracking on what they wanted this film to do for their universe, given its strong connection to Venom and loose (even non-sensical) connection to the MCU.
Morbius follows brilliant biochemist Michael Morbius, who is dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and is determined to save others suffering his same fate. He attempts a desperate gamble, and what at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
Before we start breaking down these end credit scenes, it is important to establish what they are *NOT*: ever since the first trailer for Morbius came out, Sony was never shy about revealing Michael Keaton’s involvement. Showing a scene of who fans assumed Adrian Toomes chatting with Jared Leto’s title character. Fans were quick to speculate, unhappily so, that this was most likely the post-credits scene of the film, turns out they were right in thinking Keaton would only show up in the post-credits scenes, but Sony drastically changed what the scene was, and even the exchange within it.
It’s important to also note that in the movie itself every reference to Spider-Man has been removed. Yes, the poster that sent internet speculation on fire has been removed, or any other visual/audible reference to the web-slinger is gone. The only reference we have to anything in the Sonyverse beyond the movie Morbius is a line from the trailers referencing Venom and his famous catch-phrase “I am Venom”. Now that we’ve established the pieces that are NOT part of this messy puzzle, let’s begin.
Morbius End Credit Scene 1 Explained
Starting us off with the first post-credits scene: we see the crack in the sky seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home closing up, suggesting this takes place as the ending of Spider-Man’s trilogy caper ends. While it feels completely disconnected from the events of the film itself, we quickly cut to Keaton’s Toomes, confirmed by director Daniel Espinosa to be *the* Adrian Toomes of the MCU and the Spider-Man movies, being transported to a prison cell, which doesn’t seem to faze him as he immediately checks on himself in the mirror and quips: “Hopefully the food is better here.”.
You can already start questioning how the logic here absolutely contradicts what was established in No Way Home, but hang on, it’s not over. We see news coverage of his sudden appearance and as Adrian Toomes does not exist in this “Sonyverse” he is naturally let go as he has not committed any crimes.
Morbius End Credit Scene 2 Explained
The second post-credits scene is bad in itself, but it’s even worse in comparison as it feels like such an immediate follow-up to the first, they could’ve been just one scene. It is also an obvious and blatant reshoot of the last few months, after the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which usually means it’ll fix a movie’s issues, but this time it seems to have only made it worse. Get ready, because if your brain hurts now, you’re in for a doozy.
The second scene to come after that logic-breaking mess opens with Michael Morbius driving somewhere (to which we can just point out that this man has flying powers). He parks in a deserted area in the middle of nowhere, from the distance we start to hear the sound of propellers and a figure approaching. Michael is alert as he senses a possible threat, but soon we see Vulture, in his mechanical suit, shining slightly different colored lights from his familiar green hue in Homecoming.
Vulture, without taking his mask off, begins an exchange with Morbius, that goes as follows: “Thanks for meeting me, Doc. I’ve been reading about you. I’m not sure how I got here, has to do with Spider-Man I think. I’m still figuring this place out, but I think a bunch of guys like us should team up and do some good.”.
The exchange ends with Michael exclaiming: “Intriguing”. This scene is baffling on so many levels, to think that this was a last-minute addition really makes you wonder what kind of plan, if any at all, they had in place before all this. Is a fascinating mess to witness as it lacks any coherence, logic, or even sense of co-existence with the Spider-Man movies, which are SONY movies themselves.
Morbius End Credit Scenes Questions
Furthermore, it raises so many more questions than it answers; Vulture mentions Spider-Man to Morbius, but a Spider-Man does not exist in the Sonyverse so Morbius can’t know who or what a Spider-Man is, yet he is enticed by this prospect?
IF a Spider-Man exists, is the Sonyverse Tobey Maguire’s universe? Because that makes no sense given Venom does not know who Spider-Man is, and another Venom already existed in that universe. Is Tom Hardy’s Venom a different Venom?
Is it Andrew Garfield’s? That still does not answer how Venom does not know who Spider-Man is at the end of Venom: Let There Be Carnage *OR* Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Besides all that, Espinosa confirmed that Vulture’s suit in this scene is a new one, saying Tooms is a “resourceful guy”. So does Chitauri tech exist in the Sonyverse? That’s what powered his suit in the MCU. It is very possible to power mechanical suits with other energy sources obviously, this is a comic-book movie, they can make up anything, and yet it shows how lazy the writing coming into this was.
Sony’s Morbius, and more precisely its post-credits scenes, are a fascinating look at a studio without a concrete plan or wider direction for how their cinematic universe will work, forgetting to take in stride a semblance of internal logic. Disregarding key events and elements that make their other movies work, and picking and choosing what to do with pieces of a puzzle that needs a captain to steer a ship; and sadly only 3 movies in… it already feels like that ship is sinking.
One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?
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Masters Degree in Film Directing.
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