Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius.
Source: Sony Pictures

Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius.

'Morbius' Is Finally out and the Internet Is Abuzz With Memes

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Apr. 1 2022, Published 4:08 p.m. ET

After more than two years of delays, Morbius finally hit theaters on April 1. No, that isn't an April Fools' joke. Originally scheduled for release in July 2020, the Marvel film has been delayed several times throughout the past few years. The film finally premiered, albeit to poor critical reception, and with a 16 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, one has to wonder if the wait was at all worth it. One thing's for sure, though. The memes for the film are all too hilarious.

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Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular Michael Morbius, a scientist suffering from a rare blood disease. He attempts to cure his illness through transgenic vampirism, but this causes him to gain superhuman abilities and a thirst for blood.

The film has been lambasted by critics, who call the special effects outdated and the mid-credits scene outlandish, even by Marvel standards.

Whether you love or hate the film, there's no doubt that Morbius provides excellent meme fodder.

Here are some of our favorite memes about Morbius.

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A record for Jared Leto.

morbius meme
Source: Twitter

Morbius star Jared Leto previously appeared in 2016's Suicide Squad as a divisive version of the Joker. According to one Twitter user, Jared's record of poor comic book film adaptations continues in his stint with Marvel.

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No stressing over 'Morbius' spoilers.

Very few people enjoy coming across spoilers. No one would have wanted Spider-Man: No Way Home or Avengers: Endgame spoiled for them. But when it comes to Morbius, we may not mind a plot point or two in advance.

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#MorbiusSweep is trending for all sorts of reasons.

Fans of the movie are using "#MorbiusSweep" to show their support for the film in the midst of its poor critical reception. In response, a Twitter user made some "adjustments" to Morbius' Rotten Tomatoes score and made it the first film to exceed 100 percent! What an epic turnaround!

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YouTuber ComicTropes stands alone on opening night.

YouTuber and illustrator ComicTropes attended opening night for Morbius. But it looks like he had the entire theater to himself. At least he doesn't have to worry about hecklers.

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'Morbius' themed pre-workout???

G Fuel Energy Formula released a Morbius-themed energy powder to celebrate the release of the movie. Does this count as a meme? Because like, we think this is hilarious. It's "plasma-flavored." Does that mean it's blood? Is this a blood-flavored energy drink!? Somebody stop us from ordering some just to find out!

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A different kind of ticket giveaway.

Source: Twitter

Some days, you just can't get rid of Morbius tickets!

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Far from the worst Marvel film.

Source: Twitter

Regardless of what you think of the film, it certainly isn't the first time Marvel has released a dud. True moviegoers always remember "Fant-Four-Stic."

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A post-credits scene to skip?

Source: Twitter

As far as post-credits scenes for Marvel films go, the scene from Morbius has been widely regarded as one of the worst epilogues in Marvel movie history. If you end up not liking the movie, you might want to leave as soon as the credits start rolling.

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