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Alleged Morbius set photo shows potential link to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy

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How Morbius (opens in new tab) links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to be explained, but new evidence shows that the upcoming movie could also tie into Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. And yes, it's not just Spidey's webs that are spinning, but our heads too. 

A new set photo allegedly from the set of Morbius shows a "Where is Spider-Man?" poster stuck onto the back of a public transport bus. Now, we already know that Spider-Man will appear in poster form in Morbius (opens in new tab), but what's intriguing here isn't the inclusion of Spider-Man – but The Daily Bugle.

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The famous fictional news broadcaster recently appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home (opens in new tab), with J.K. Simmons returning as J. Jonah Jameson. This time, though, Jameson's not the fast-talking newspaper owner of Raimi's films, but a bolshy right-wing commentator for the news website The Daily Bugle.

The Daily Bugle will reappear in Morbius, as they are the ones paying for the "Where is Spider-Man?" posters. However, the logo spotted on the poster is not the same as the one that appeared in Far From Home; it's the same logo that appeared in Raimi's Spider-Man. 

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What does this all mean? Frankly, we have no real idea. To further confuse things, the Spider-Man poster that appeared in the Morbius trailer featured the web-slinger wearing a costume suspiciously like the one in Rami's trilogy. Yet, Michael Keaton's Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming also appears in Morbius, meaning it will likely link to the MCU (opens in new tab)

We're trapped in a web of questions that hopefully, come Morbius' release later this year, will finally be answered. In the meantime, check out our ranking of the 25 best superhero movies (opens in new tab) you can watch right now. 

Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd

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