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Matt Smith’s Morbius Dance Scene Has The Maligned Marvel Movie Trend


Following the official digital release of Morbius, Sony’s superhero movie trends were slammed on social media due to a clip of star Matt Smith dancing shirtless.

Morbiusthe latest entry in Sony’s (SSU) Spider-Man universe, has returned to the spotlight following the film’s official digital release as fans react to an out-of-context clip depicting Matt Smith’s character, Milo, dancing.

Trending under the #MorbiusSweep tag, the unearthed clip left Twitter users in shock as they saw Smith’s character pick up the pace as he danced around his bedroom while getting dressed. At several points, Milo even flexes his newfound vampirism by briefly transforming, leaving viewers on social media even more confused.

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As some fans have pointed out, the scene is contextualized in the movie. Having found a solution to his previous health problems, which required him to walk with a cane, Milo happily dances to express his joy at the recovery. As the film’s antagonist, Smith’s character embraces his vampirism wholeheartedly, leading to this iconic sequence.

Following the SSUs Venom and Venom: let there be carnage and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Morbius follows the descent of Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) into vampirism. After testing an experimental cure for a rare blood disease on himself, the scientist transforms into a creature of the night with his surrogate brother, Milo. The film features an ensemble cast featuring Adria Arjona’s Martine Bancroft, a fellow scientist, Jared Harris as Dr. Emil Nicholas, father figure and mentor to Morbius and Milo, Al Madrigal as FBI agent Alberto “Al” Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud.

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While the film grossed over $163 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $75-83 million, Morbius was panned upon release, with its writing, visual effects, performances, and awkward mid-credits scenes not well received by critics and audiences. Smith’s colorful and flamboyant performance as Milo, however, was highlighted as a bright spot in what many consider an otherwise dull film. Many fans have expressed disappointment that all references to Spider-Man, who played a key role in Morbius’ marketing campaign, were removed from the final cut. Director Daniel Espinosa defended the edits, noting that film production often requires scenes used in trailers to be removed from the theatrical version.

Morbius will be available on digital platforms on May 17 and in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 14

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