The Morbius trailer dropped today and keen-eyed fans have spotted a very specific Spider-Man Easter egg. The Easter egg appears in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment when Jared Leto’s Morbius is escaping from some kind of facility. In the shot, you can see an image of Spider-Man with the word “murderer” spray-painted over it.
Here’s why this shot has the internet buzzing. First, the presence of Spider-Man indicates that this film could be connected to previous Spider-Man films. Second, the word murderer signals that the film takes place after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which means this version of Spider-Man should be Tom Holland. However, the Spidey suit in question is not the one Tom Holland wears, but the one Tobey Maguire wore in his Spider-Man trilogy.
Third, this specific shot of Spider-Man actually comes from a loading screen from Sony’s PS4 game. So, is Sony just trolling here? Did they pull a random loading screen image from their game that just so happened to be of Toby Maguire? Are they trying to show that the Spider-Verse exists in Morbius, thus confirming that Sony’s ongoing Spider-Verse is connected to past iterations of Spider-Man? Without confirmation from Sony, we may never know the answer. However, social media has some brilliant reactions to this webbed mystery.
Social Media Reactions to Morbius’ Spider-Man Art
So, what is the truth? Does Morbius take place during the Toby Maguire/Sam Raimi Spider-Man universe? Does it take place during the Tom Holland timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If Michael Keaton’s appearance is a clue, then it’s possible this takes place in the MCU and that the PS4 game also exists in that universe. If that’s the case, that would be the most meta video game/film crossover in history. Or is it just a cute Easter egg that we should all stop thinking about so hard? (Pfft, are you new here?) Weigh in with your theories below!
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