Morbius Marvel Movie Was Supposedly Inspired By Pokemon, Says Director

Daniel Espinosa, director of the upcoming Morbius Marvel movie, has said that the movie was inspired by the Pokemon series.

In an interview with IGN, Espinosa stated the visual effects of the movie were partially inspired by Pokemon, a series that his daughter has recently gotten into.

I have a daughter who is six years old, and she was really into Pokemon. And you know, I’ve watched Pokemon over the years. But I really adore how they use light and colors to express those powers.”

When you watch Morbius he always has this trail of purple in the comic books and that normally is just lines that are made with a pencil. But I thought maybe if we can take that kind of Pokemon-esque idea and translate that over to the psychedelic experience, I could create a new version of how to express powers.”

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You can see this in various different trailers and clips of the movies make it even clearer. It remains to be seen how much of this will appear in the final product however, as trailers tend to embellish the truth when it comes to the visual style of a movie.

Either way, it’s cool to see a gaming franchise like Pokemon inspire a big blockbuster movie like Morbius. The question is, will we see any other Pokemon influences in the movie? That’s something we’ll have to wait until we see the movie to know for sure. Morbius releases on April 1st, 2022.

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