The Morbius meme — you know, the one where film writers talk about it making billions of dollars and being the greatest movie of all time — is a bit played out at the moment, but we’re hoping Jared Leto has one final performance as the blood-sucking man-bat hybrid left in him, because what’s a Multiverse of Madness without Sony’s new Marvel legend? We’ve been analyzing every frame of this new trailer for Doctor Strange 2 like it’s a dossier about the JFK assassination, and yet we’re not seeing any evidence that everyone’s favorite vampire is represented here. How on Earth can Marvel drop a trailer for a film like this without even thinking of all the newly-hungry Morbius fans out there in the world? They’re starving! We’re starving! The world needs Michael Morbius!
Anyway, this is apparently a post about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so, yeah. There’s a new trailer that dropped on Wednesday. Watch it if you want. There’s no Morbius. What’s even the point anymore?
Here’s a synopsis:
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit a theater near you on May 5, though we’re not totally sure if it’ll arrive on that date in every other universe that Marvel is pumping these bad boys out into. Here’s a question, though: do you think Doctor Strange will go to a universe where Stan Lee decided to straight-up quit Timely Comics and became a traveling vacuum salesman? Would the world look like a bombed-out husk or would it be like Lionel Hutz’s vision of a world without lawyers? Who knows?