Well...that was rather...surprising. Morbius has never been a very large Marvel/Spider-Man character, so I was always baffled by Sony doing a solo film. Just seemed like an odd choice. In fact, I always argued a (pseudo) Gothic vampire never really fit the tonal feel of the Spider-Man mythos. It's often (not always) more bright, colorful, and whimsy. Morbius always felt more like someone akin to say a Batman or Daredevil character, even Moon Knight. I know he was intended to show up in one of the old Blade movies, which adds up, but never did.
But with that said, I am rather shocked by how good this looks. Firstly, it appears to be very true to his comic origins. Much more accurate than Venom to, well, I always had issue with Spider-Man not being involved in the film as he's integral to Venom's origin. In fact, that's an interesting history on Morbius itself. They wanted to just do Dracula, but the "undead" at the time were not allowed by the comics code authority. So he becomes a vampire through less folklore or urban legend superstition means like classic blood suckers and instead through...well...science. That's why he's actually called "The Living Vampire," kind of funny how they found a loophole. I always wondered if Richard Matheson's "I Am Legend" novella played a role in the birth of Morbius.
But of course, the news, the bombshell, are the two scenes. 1. There's a graffiti Spider-Man on a wall that's been even more vandalized by it saying "Murderer" over it. That is very interesting and seems to reference how he "killed" (was framed by) Mysterio at the end of Far From Home. Plus note, that's the Toby McGuire Spidey suit. Can they just not use the Tom Holland costume/portray yet? Because despite it being the Toby suit, it appears in the Holland universe. But even bigger? Holy crap! Is that The Vulture from Homecoming? It's Keaton! It's the exact same jumpsuit he's wearing at the end of that film. Looks like he just broke out. It looks like the rumors are true, they're blending some of the Disney MCU with Sony. I think they only have rights to Spider-Man characters, I don't think they can even mention roles like Iron Man or Cap, but they could do vague continuity like how the Netflix shows referenced the Avengers Loki attack as "The Incident." They can get away with that. Is this the beginnings of a Sinister Six? Also apparently there is a truck on set that references Kraven...and then there's the rumors he'll show up in the new MCU Spider-Man film. Also hearing heavy rumors J. Jonah Jameson will appear in this.
And then also, now that this is confirmed...what does this also mean for the delayed, delayed, delayed, cancelled, now is happening New Mutants at Fox. Could this mean, now that Disney has the X-Men, it now being confirmed getting released again...could this be the MCU intro to the X-Men in combo with Fox? Cut a deal?
The implications here are huge. I'm wondering now if details of a deal may come out that Disney will LEND certain things to Sony and Fox to do a sort of "Dark MCU Universe," that hard PG-13 to even Rated R content, and Disney will do the more mainstream films that have less technicalities on what characters and plot beats can be used. They can pretty much use any of them save, perhaps, those begun by Fox or Sony on screen (New Mutants/Venom/Morbius/Carnage) And this to me becoming the game plan adds up as, well, look at the huge success of the Rated R Joker. If contemporary times have shown anything...there is a huge market for Rated R comic films now. They may want to dabble into this sort of thing. It just makes sense to me that Disney would be on board with something like this, it's basically free promotion for their films, but they wouldn't want to personally make the hard content violent sort of one-shot stories (just not their style) that may just cameo some larger characters of theirs.