Don’t ask Tyrese Gibson about anything that’s not Morbius right now. The actor is no stranger to being a part of huge movie titles (he has been in the Fast & Furious franchise since the start), but joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time has Gibson grinning from ear to ear. The Baby Boy star plays FBI Agent Simon Stroud in the film, who is chasing after the antihero, Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto). After suffering from a rare blood disease that prevents his body from creating blood, the doctor tries to find a cure for his illness through illegal experiments with bats and ends up turning himself into a life-threatening and dangerous vampire. 

Morbius, directed by Daniel Espinosa, was among the many films that were delayed throughout the pandemic and that meant the actors had to remain tight-lipped about the movie for longer. Any Marvel fan will tell you that actors like Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo have slipped up once or twice with spoilers, but Gibson has made it his mission to not be one of them. The actor says he has undergone extensive media training to be a part of the MCU, and honestly? It worked.

It takes skill to be able to dodge tricky and potentially revealing questions. During a conversation with Complex, Gibson made sure to show us just how good he is at deflecting, and even when we put him to the test, he passed every time with flying colors. He asked us to ask him if Morbius was in the MCU. “I’m hungry, man. I’m so hungry. I’m sorry,” the actor responded, looking away from the camera. “I just realized I didn’t even eat this morning.” Gibson is keeping his lips sealed about Morbius and future projects, but he’s not holding back his excitement for this film and expressing how proud he is of the cast. “I cannot wait for the world to see it. So excited,” Gibson told Complex. “And y’all can look up my previous interviews. You don’t hear me saying this type of shit.” We caught up with the multitalented star ahead of the film’s release, which hit theaters on April 1. Check out our conversation with the actor, which we lightly edited for length and clarity, below.