We’ve got a big Batman movie coming out this weekend, so big studios are putting out big trailers for their next big movies. That’s how this system works. The problem is that I don’t particularly care about Morbius or Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
I have as much interest in the upcoming Morbius movie as I do in the character of Morbius himself, which is very little. I think this movie is going to flop hard.
I just don’t find anything about this movie appealing. I don’t like Jared Leto in the lead role. I don’t like the CGI vampire facepaint. I don’t like the weak attempt to cast him as an anti-hero. I don’t like all the cringy references to Venom. I don’t like shoehorning Adrian Toomes into this movie to try and leech off the MCU. None of it looks good!
Then we’ve got The Secrets of Dumbledore, a seemingly sad and pathetic attempt to keep this franchise alive.
Don’t get me wrong, Harry Potter is still a strong franchise. I’m probably gonna play that Harry Potter video game when it comes out, but mostly because I love create-a-character open world games. But surely the franchise has taken a lot of hits lately, what with J.K. Rowling coming out as a huge bigot and the last Fantastic Beasts movie just being pretty bad.
But they’re trying again, so I guess more power to them?
Both Morbius and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore come out in April.