Mobius is finally here, and Marvel’s (alive!) vampire doctor must battle some personal demons in his debut. But just because the film does things small doesn’t mean it can’t somehow connect to the larger world.
While much of Mobius is rooted in the Doctor’s battles with his own bloodthirsty and Matt Smith’s villains, the later credits expand to accommodate a vast future and some familiar faces.
Morbius has two end credits scenes, one takes place after the end credits start rolling, and the other takes place a few minutes later. There is no scene at the end of the credits.
Morbius’ end credits tie the film to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, much like the Venom: Let Massacre trailer scene. However, this one is more confusing.
The first of the film’s two stingers features New York City like a giant purple rip in the sky — believed to be the effect of Doctor Strange’s spell from Spider-Man: No Way Home. Then, seconds before Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) appears out of nowhere, we cut into the interior of an empty cell. He looked at himself in the mirror, obviously because he looked a little different than before, but seemed happy with whatever he found. Then we saw a brief news report that a man named Adrian Toombs had been found in an empty cell and would be released soon. It’s unclear when this happens with the plot of the movie.
The film’s second end-credits scene shows Mobius driving a sports car in the middle of an open road with fields on either side, long after the events of the film. Suddenly, he came out and felt the tickling of his bat sonar, and then Toombs’ vulture showed up in a slightly modified version of his wingsuit in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The two had a brief conversation, with Toomes admitting he didn’t know how he got here, but he thought it had something to do with Spider-Man. More importantly, Toomes believes that people like him and Mobius should join forces to “do something good.”
Obviously, these scenes were set for the later Sinister Six movies. In fact, Mobius director Daniel Espinosa hinted at this in an interview with CinemaBlend. Thanks to some jokes, we also know that Mobius takes place in the same universe as the events of the two Venom movies. Thanks to the ending of Spider-Man: Nowhere, we also know that Eddie Brock is back in the same universe — the Möbius universe that Vulture is now in. So Venom could be another possible member of the new team.
However, these scenes are very confusing, in large part because they don’t seem to relate to previous films. They raise many unanswered questions.
On the one hand, we know Eddie Brock is back, too, but it seems that the news media is somehow only aware of Toombs’ strange appearance, so probably not many people were involved or noticed the disappearance and reappearance. We also don’t know how this works, as it appears that Toombs was the only one affected by Doctor Strange’s spell, but didn’t appear in his own universe after the spell was lifted.
After all, it’s not entirely clear if there’s any Spider-Man in this universe! The first Morbius trailer featured posters of Spider-Man, but they didn’t actually appear in the final movie, so who knows who exactly the evil six in this universe will fight.
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