Is Morbius in the MCU?

That’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if you didn’t know. The self-contained universe of Marvel-owned—which really means Disney-owned, since the House of Mouse made the genius move of buying Marvel Comics back some several years ago (talk about a wise investment!)—superheroes and villains. Before the days of Marvel/Disney, though, Marvel, the comicbook company, had licensed out several of its properties to other movie studios. This problem went away where a lot of those properties were concerned when Disney bought 20th Century Fox. Now Disney owns rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men. Sony, though, still has the rights to Spider-Man and various Spider-Man characters. Only Marvel and Sony worked out some kind of deal and now they’re sharing characters. Or are they?

After SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME I thought I had it figured out. It seemed as though Andrew Garfield might return as the Sony Spider-Man while Tom Holland would be the MCU Spider-Man. It would be Garfield’s Spider-Man who’d be fighting Venom and Morbius, I figured, in the Sony universe. But wait…Michael Keaton is reprising the role of the Vulture in MORBIUS. And the Vulture was the main villain from the first Tom Holland Spider-Man movie, set firmly in the MCU.

This is all so confusing. Disney should just buy Sony and have done with it. Do away with the need for separate universes.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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