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Star Reveals Morbius Alternate Ending Details

Morbius' alternate conclusion, in which Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson's characters face battle against the film's villain, has been revealed.

Morbius' alternate conclusion, in which Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson's characters face battle against the film's villain, has been revealed. Madrigal and Gibson featured as Al Rodriguez and Simon Stroud, two FBI agents investigating the titular doctor and his links to a macabre murder scene on an adrift cargo ship discovered off the coast of New York in the latest edition of Sony's Spider-Man Universe. The two race against time to find Morbius before his bloodlust consumes him, only to discover later that the Nobel Prize winner may not be the perpetrator of a spree of killings around the city.

Along with Madrigal and Gibson, the Morbius cast included Jared Leto in the title role, Matt Smith as Lucien "Milo," Morbius' best friend-turned-enemy after gaining the same abilities as him, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Adrian Toomes/Vulture from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Throughout its creation, the new SSU picture experienced several alterations and delays before ultimately entering theaters in April to generally unfavorable reviews for its dull writing, weak visual effects, and outmoded storyline. Despite its poor critical reception, Morbius was a small box office success, collecting over $161.5 million against an estimated $83 million budget.


Al Madrigal discussed Morbius in an interview with Comic Book Movie for the recently released comedy Unplugged. The performer defended the picture against its detractors, revealing that it had a completely different conclusion from the one shown in theaters and explaining why it was eventually canceled. Here's what Madrigal had to say:

"You saw a complete alternate ending to this entire thing. They made a good point. That scene you saw pictures from was shot during the day and the rationale was, ‘We have a vampire movie. We can’t have the big final fight scene happen during the day.’ At some point, me and Tyrese fought Matt Smith. I shot for six days and none of that was shown."

The Morbius potential ending Madrigal mentions in his recent remarks has been hinted in a number of previews for the film. Shots of Adria Arjona's Martine Bancroft sprinting through a similarly illuminated park area away from an unknown attacker, most likely Smith's Lucien, teased this action. Given the vampire nature of the picture, it's natural that the filmmakers chose a midnight scene rather a daytime conclusion, as Madrigal points out.

A key character aspect in Gibson's Simon Stroud was left on the editing room floor as a result of the modifications to Morbius' finale, aside from their involvement in the action. The Fast & Furious star teased his FBI agent obtaining a "high-tech weapons-grade arm," which was previewed in the film's now-scrapped climax but was eventually cut from the final cut, in which Leto's Morbius and Smith's Lucien have a brief battle in an abandoned New York subway system. With the picture allegedly aiming for a June Blu-ray release, only time will tell if the home media for Morbius will include the destroyed material or if it will remain hidden at Sony.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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