Jared Leto Lands Marvel Role
Jared Leto, who played The Joker in Suicide Squad, is looking to add another comic book character to his resume.
Sony chose Leto to play Dr. Michael Morbius.Morbius is a biochemist who in an attempt to cure a fatal blood disease injects himself with a treatment serum derived from bats. He transforms into the anti-hero Morbius. He has all the qualities of a vampire, including a taste for human blood. The character originated in the ’70s Marvel Comics as a Spider-Man nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, but he evolved into his own freestanding comic hero as the decades unfolded.
Daniel Espinosa is the director for the film while Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster.
Sony is really expanding their Spider-Man universe, which includes the Tom Hardy-starrer Venom, and another in the works that focuses on two other anti-heroes, Black Cat and Silver Sable, in the spinoff pic Silver and Black.