Is Venom in Morbius? A question I would have considered an outside chance if you had asked me that a few days ago. Sure Venom could have a cameo, why not? However, some recent comments from Morbius director Daniel Espinosa make me convinced the character does appear in Morbius. The interview with Moviezine.se was in Swedish. However an English translation in this Reddit thread has been verified by a fluent dual language speaker. Here is that translation.
How are you as a director when you direct these big stars compared to the director you were a few years ago? Does it feel weird?
“It usually feels strange before the day begins, when you look at the schedule and stand on the set yourself. When you walk around there, the recording looks just like a Swedish production, but then when you look at the schedule and read names like Michael Keaton, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, then it feels cool and very exciting. But once you start working, it’s exactly the same thing. An actor wants a director and actors want to be directed.”
Now there is one other possibility and that’s that Espinosa has worked with Tom Hardy before. However, given the context of the question and rhyming the two other stars of Morbius off at the same time, makes me think otherwise.
We’ve always known Sony wants an interconnected Universe between Morbius and Venom movies. However without Spider-Man, the connecting tissue between the two, it simply does not excite me as a fan. I just don’t like this version of Venom, though I cannot claim the same with Morbius as I have nothing to base that on yet. Will this just be a cameo appearance to tease future events, or does Venom have a more significant role? That remains to be seen.
Is Venom in Morbius? I think it’s looking highly likely he is. what do you think of that? Sound off below as always.