The Morbius trailer landed earlier this week, and it proved to be quite the trailer. The trailer featured Jared Harris, yet his actual role’s been kept under wraps and we think he could be playing Doctor Octopus (or Otto Octavius).
There are multiple reasons why we reckon this could be the case, chief among which, is Sony Pictures’ unwillingness to tell us who’s he’s actually playing in the movie.
If you take a quick look at the cast, it says he’s playing a “mentor” to Michael Morbius, and that’s so vague.
Why do they need to be so vague about who he’s playing? Well, the reason is quite simple. It’s because he’s playing a well-known Spider-Man comic book character.
Since we already know he’s playing some sort of scientist, there are only really a handful of people he could be playing.
The Spider-Man comics are full of scientists. Morbius is one of them. Peter Parker’s a kind of scientist. There’s The Tinkerer (well, he’s an engineer).
Jared Harris could be playing Doctor Octopus in Morbius
There’s also the likes of Dr. Curt Connors, but they used him in The Amazing Spider-Man and he’s very much linked to Peter Parker and his appearance in this movie wouldn’t really make much sense.
However, one scientist who could very easily be seen as a mentor figure to Jared Leto’s Michael Morbius is Otto Octavius, and his particular brand of expertise would actually help Morbius to a certain extent.
One of the things that Morbius can’t do very well due to his rare blood disease is walk, and Otto likes to make mechanical appendages that could help people to walk.
Then you add in the fact that Jared Harris would make an excellent Otto Octavius, and there you have it. Harris is playing Doctor Octopus.
The previous actor to play the role was Alfred Molina in Spider-Man 2, although that’s not entirely true because Kathryn Hahn voiced a female version of the character in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.
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