Matt Smith is an actor who knows his way around genre work, having played the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who and the T-5000 (the physical embodiment of Skynet) in the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. However, the third entry in Sony's Spider-Man Universe failed to perform critically and at the box office, and Smith has now shared his thoughts about the Marvel comic book movie bombing.
Morbius, despite being released in theaters twice, only drew in around $164 million across the world and is ranked at a dismal 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It was thrown under the bus, but you have to go with it. What else will you do if you don't want to save lives? It's a film, at the end of the day, that's not a movie. For whatever reason, it didn't quite work out, and it's what it is.
Matt Smith played Michael in Morbius, but he only had to give him the vaccine that eliminated the vampirism, despite his involvement. With Morbius now being arguably more well-known for its memes (which Leto got involved in) rather than its actual narrative, Smith is okay with the film simply not clicking with viewers.
The Spider-Man Universe at Sony isnt going anywhere, with Kraven the Hunter coming out in January, and Madame Web, El Muerto, and Venom 3 are all on the way. As far as Jared Letos Morbius the Living Vampire goes, he met with Michael Keatons Vulture, who originated from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but was transferred to the Sony universe as a result of the events in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Yet there's still no word on
When House of the Dragon premieres on HBO on August 21, you can see Matt Smith opposite actors like Paddy Considine, Emma DArcy, Olivia Cooke, and Rhys Ifans. Jared Leto can next be seen in the reboot of Haunted Mansion, which is scheduled for release in 2023.