How Michael Keaton’s Vulture Moved Between Universes

Morbius director Daniel Espinosa explains how Michael Keaton’s Vulture moves from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Sony’s Spider-Verse.

The marketing for Sony’s Morbius film shocked audiences when an early trailer revealed the involvement of Michael Keaton, reprising his role as the Vulture from Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming. Morbius director Daniel Espinosa recently explained how it’s possible that the Vulture jumped from the MCU to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Espinosa stated, “”At the end of VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE and SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, and in NO WAY HOME itself, it is clearly established that it is possible for characters to transfer from one Multiverse to another.” He continued, “The events of NO WAY HOME had the effect of transferring Venom and Vulture (and maybe others ) back and forth between the MCU and the Venom Universe.”


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In addition, the director touched on how the imprisoned supervillain was able to regain his Vulture suit. He said, “If you look closely, you will see it is not quite the same suit as Homecoming. He is a resourceful guy.” He also seemingly confirmed that Vulture and Morbius will begin a version of the famous supervillain team known as the Sinister Six.

Keaton’s performance as Adrian Toomes in Spider-Man: Homecoming was widely praised by critics and audiences. His version of the character was the former owner of Bestman Salvage, before he and his crew lost their jobs to Damage Control, shortly after the Battle of New York in avengers. With salvaged Chitauri technology, Toomes made a career as a supervillain and black market dealer of alien weaponry, selling them off to criminals and the like. While planning a heist involving the former Avengers Tower, the Vulture battled Spider-Man and was eventually defeated and imprisoned.


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Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage established a brief connection between the shared film universes with post-credits scenes teasing an encounter between Tom Hardy’s Venom and Spider-Man. Tea No Way Home post-credits scene even saw a part of the alien symbiote left behind in the MCU, setting up a potential encounter with the Wall-Crawler in an adaptation of the “Alien Costume Saga” from the comics.

While Morbius‘ post-credits scene apparently joins the MCU and Sony universe once again, it is not being well-received by critics who attended early screenings. They have generally called Morbius a confused mess with lackluster visual effects. Details of the post-credits scene reportedly leaked, recently, revealing elements that conflict with the film’s own continuity.


Morbius is scheduled to hit theaters on April 1.

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