Massive Morbius Plot Hole Fixed in ‘Across The Spider-Verse’

“It has to do with Spider-Man I think” has a whole new meaning.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse blew fans away opening weekend, with many theorizing what will come next in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse in 2024. The movie showcases a surprising level of connectivity in Sony’s universe with cameos and links to previous movies. However, many wouldn’t expect this movie to potentially fix Sony’s biggest plot hole. The Morbius plot hole, created by the post-credit scene, may finally have a valid answer.

*Warning: Spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse*

Fixing the Morbius plot hole

Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes in 'Morbius' leaves fans pesting about the Morbius plot hole with his appearance | Agents of Fandom
Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes in Morbius. Image Credit: Sony Pictures.

Many suspect that the reason Michael Keaton’s Vulture was warped into Morbius’ world was because of Doctor Strange’s spell. However, Vulture going to another universe as a result of that spell doesn’t make sense. Why would Keaton leave his own universe and randomly go to another one? The answer could lie in the plot from Across the Spider-Verse.

The anomaly factor could be the key to Vulture’s seemingly random universe hop. We see at the beginning of Across the Spider-Verse that a Vulture from a Leonardo da Vinci world was dropped into Gwen’s universe. When the Spider Society shows up to help, they claim that he is an anomaly, caused by the broken reactor from Into the Spider-Verse. Because of this, villains from across timelines are appearing in other universes at whim.

When Michael Keaton, infamously, says, “It has to do with Spider-Man I think” he may be right. But it could be a different Spider-Man than we originally thought. Not Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, but Miles Morales (Shameik Moore).

What does this mean for Sony’s multiverse?

It’s possible that Sony will use the anomalies to explain their multiverse situation—not Doctor Strange’s spell. This would be a great course correct for Sony and would help regain trust with the audience. With Kraven the Hunter coming out later this year as well, who knows if we will see him taken out of his universe and placed with Morbius and Vulture; or if they take place in the same universe from the start.

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