14 January 2020 12:44
The teaser trailer for Morbius, a new Spider-Man spin off that was filmed around Manchester, has landed. Parts of the Northern Quarter were shut down for days at a time when the film's star Jared Leto came to town to film last year - and now we can finally get a glimpse at how our streets look in the blockbuster. In the three-minute trailer, Oscar-winning Jared is seen walking down a graffiti-covered alleyway wearing an orange prison-style jumpsuit. He was spotted in the same outfit while filming last March, alongside his gravity-defying stunt double. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now The trailer also shows him in a dark hooded raincoat, which he sported on Oldham Street while swigging from a hip flask outside Leo's Fish Bar. Although not shown in the trailer, Stevenson Square was also completely transformed into a Manhattan film set last spring.
Yellow taxi cabs, New York buses, American flags and even a subway station caused a buzz of excitement in the city. (Image: Sony Pictures UK) Morbius follows the character Michael Morbius, who is dying of a rare blood disease. The anti-hero takes a risky gamble in an attempt to save himself from the disease - but there are consequences. Vampire-y consequences. Morbius becomes stronger and faster, but also bloodthirsty, and is seen at the end of the trailer looking more disfigured monster than Hollywood hearthrob.
Also starring in the film is Doctor Who and The Crown star Matt Smith, who was seen strolling around Manchester last year. Morbius is a new film from Sony Pictures' Marvel Universe, and will open at cinemas on July 31. Follow CityLife We have a dedicated Facebook page for all the latest on where to drink, eat, shop, go out and events across Greater Manchester. From the best food and drink deals to exclusive looks at new restaurants and bars, gig reviews and weekend plans - we've got you covered. You can follow the page here for all the latest news. We also have Facebook groups specialising in eating out around Manchester and going out. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or sign up to our newsletter bringing you all the latest what's on news and reviews directly to your inbox. To subscribe, simply enter your email address in the box beneath the main image on any what's on story. Jared Leto is out for blood in a new trailer for vampire film Morbius. The Oscar-winning actor stars in the Spider-Man spin-off movie as a scientist whose attempt to cure himself of a rare blood disorder turns him into a monster. The trailer was released on Monday and shows Leto's Dr Michael Morbius transformed from a seriously ill hospital patient to muscular vampire. #MORBIUS – watch the teaser trailer now. In theaters this summer. pic.twitter.com/okT6cVcT7C — Morbius (@MorbiusMovie) January 13, 2020 "I went from dying to feeling more alive than ever," Leto says in the teaser, as his bloodsucking character is seen tackling gunmen. Towards the end of the trailer fans are given a glimpse at Leto in full vampire form, with pallid skin, glowing red eyes and fangs. The Crown's Matt Smith, who is playing the villainous Loxias Crown, also makes an appearance as does Chernobyl's Jared Harris, who stars as Morbius's mentor. The trailer ends with an appearance from Michael Keaton as Vulture, the villain he played in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. He says: "Michael Morbius, got tired of doing the whole good guy thing huh? What's up, doc?" Spider-Man also makes a cameo in the form of a poster defaced with the word "murderer". Morbius is produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and is set to be the second film in Sony's Marvel Universe, following on from 2018's Venom. The film is set to be released in the UK in July.