Al Madrigal plays FBI Department of Enhanced Individuals agent Alberto Ramirez in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe film Morbius. The film, directed by Daniel Espin, stars Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius.

We sat down with Madrigal to discuss what it was like for him to prepare and work on such a big blockbuster film, his love of the comic book genre, as well as the on-screen and behind-the-scenes Latinx representation.

Interview with Al Madrigal

Madrigal plays FBI Department of Enhanced Individuals agent Alberto Ramirez in Morbius. His character works alongside agent Stroud (Tyrese Gibson) to hunt down and track Morbius.

Madrigal is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. During our interview, he spoke to us about how his times as a regular correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart set him up for the improvisation he did while working on Morbius. Working on The Daily Show marked a time when Madrigal’s popularity was really starting to grow. You may have seen him from his time as a stand-up comedian or from his co-starring roles in the film Night School, Showtime’s dark comedy I’m Dying Up Here, NBC’s About A Boy, as well as CBS sitcoms Gary Unmarried and Welcome to The Captain.

Agent Stroud (Tyrese Gibson) and Agent Rodriguez (Al Madrigal) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.

Madrigal is also a big comic book fan. His fascination with superheroes and passion for increasing the representation of Latinx stories, characters, and voices led Madrigal to create and write the comic book series “Primos” with publisher AWA. Primos brings together three distant cousins, bound together by their ancient spacefaring Mayan lineage to the historical King Janaab, with a profoundly special purpose: to save the world as they know it.

About Morbius

Based on the Marvel Comics characters, Morbius introduces audiences to one of the most compelling and conflicted characters in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. Oscar winner Jared Leto stars as the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first, it seems to be a radical success, the darkness inside him is unleashed. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa with a screen story and screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless.

Morbius has been rated PG-13 and will be released in theaters nationwide on April 1, 2022.

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