The first trailer for Morbius, based on the vampiric anti-hero from Marvel comic books, was released on Monday. And in it, we’re introduced to Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) and helpful narration that explains the concept for anyone who may not be familiar with Marvel’s living vampire.
The trailer explains that as a human, Dr. Morbius is a gifted doctor living with an incurable blood disease and has to seek out a radical cure — stemming from vampire bats — to survive. It turns out that the “cure” works a little too well, and suddenly he’s gifted with all the powers of a vampire, including said echolocation, along with the unquenchable thirst for blood.
And now the scales have tipped so far in the other direction, as Dr. Morbius goes from dying from a terrible disease to living, perhaps for eternity, as this monstrous thing. In theaters July 31, 2020.