Podcast | Morbius (2022) and The Gift (2015)

Jared Leto as Morbius
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In this Film Stories episode: when Morbius went a bit wrong, and when Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut went very right.

On the one hand in this episode, we’ve got a comic book movie that should in theory have launched further films. 2022’s Morbius was designed to follow Venom into Sony’s universe of Spider-Man spin-off characters. Yet so keen was the studio to join it up to the ongoing Spider-Man films, that problems ensued. And Jared Leto, in the lead role, was going method again.

The Gift, the directorial debut of Joel Edgerton, was originally called Weirdo. He designed it to be a slim film, that he knew would be up against some tough competition at the box office. Yet he had quite a special film up his sleeve…

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