In addition to the Spider-Man reference in the first “Morbius” trailer, one character that was teased and heavily used in previews was Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. Seen talking with Morbius near an emergency vehicle on a New York street, the footage around this clip suggested it was early in the film. The finalized meeting between these two characters was anything but.
Toomes instead appears thanks to the dimensional tear in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in the post-credit scene where he speaks with Morbius in a brief and frankly confusing encounter. It seems like a clear attempt to sandwich the movie with a much more successful project, and it’s all the more confusing when you consider what they originally planned before the delays. ‘
The original trailers hinted that Toomes had a long conversation with Morbius during his prison term, with The Vulture discussing the potential path the living vampire would take. But given that it was supposed to come out quite a while before “No Way Home,” how would her meeting even happen? It’s just one of many plot threads of a version of “Morbius” that we were promised and never got, which, much like the titular hero, kinda sucks, generally.