Like every Marvel movie, “Morbius” is made up of two post-credits scenes. Two sequences that we will decipher here. Of course, for those who haven’t seen the film yet: SPOILERS ALERT!
Morbius: first adaptation of The Living Vampire
In theaters since March 30, 2022, Morbius tells the adventures of Michael Morbius, also called the Living Vampire. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life – Unknown Origin, Close Security), Morbius has a cast including Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, and of course Jared Leto in the lead role. After the first two films Venom, Morbius is the third feature film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe to be released.
For now, thanks to the post-credits scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnageand the one at Spider-Man: No Way Homewe know that Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are two distinct worlds. And the two post-credits scenes of Morbius confirm all this.
First, you should know that these two sequences could have been condensed into one. In effect, the second post-generic scene is the direct sequel to the first. A somewhat clumsy way from Sony to offer two post-credits scenes so as not to break tradition. But, concretely, it is a single scene, and that is why we are going to treat it as such. Warning the rest of the article will understand big spoilers about these sequences.
Unsurprisingly, the post-credits scene of Morbius takes up the elements of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Again, Dr. Strange’s fate leads to complications in the Multiverse. For the moment, we knew that characters from other universes had joined the MCU. This was the case in particular for Dr. Octopus, the Lizard, Electro, the Green Bouffon, and The Sandman, all from previous licenses Spiderman. Viewers also learned that Venom left his universe for a few moments to join the MCU, before being taken home like the others. A way for Marvel Studios and Sony to connect their two universes. So if we knew that characters left their universes to join the MCU, Morbius teaches us that the reverse is also possible.
The Vulture changes the universe
Morbius, therefore, presents a new iteration of the outcome of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Spectators then discover the Vulture, still played by Michael Keaton in a prison in which he has been locked up since Spider-Man: Homecoming. Due to Dr. Strange’s spell, he is teleported to the world of Morbius and Venom. Since Adrian Toomes is innocent in the Morbius universe, he is quickly released. The Vulture, therefore, decides to resume service and goes to meet Morbius. The idea is, unsurprisingly, to mount a new version of the Sinister Six in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
The problem with these two post-credits scenes is that they are filmed and edited without determination, without artistic will. The denouement of Spider-Man: No Way Home is included in the “Wish” version, and some elements do not match. Adrian Toomes looks different even though he keeps the same face. And nothing explains his change in the universe. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, we are told that all villains who know Spidey’s secret identity are teleported into the MCU. On the other hand, there is for the moment no justification concerning the change of universe of the Vulture. Nor even why it remains in the universe of Morbius while all other characters are sent home at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home. To be continued!