Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jared Leto to Star in SPIDER-MAN Spinoff MORBIUS

Morbius the Living Vampire

Oscar winner Jared Leto has signed on to star in Sony's upcoming spinoff based on the "Spider-Man" comic book universe. This will be Leto's second foray into comic book territory after playing the Joker in Warner Bros' DC Comics adaptation "Suicide Squad".

Leto will play Morbius the Living Vampire, an antihero of the Marvel comics created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in 1971. The character is Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but ended up turning into a vampire and one of Spider-Man's enemies. In time he became a hero of sorts and headlined his own comic book titles.

The spinoff will be directed by "Safe House" and "Life" helmer Daniel Espinosa from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the creators of Netflix's "Lost in Space" remake.

"Morbius" is expected to begin production this year. In the meantime, the other "Spider-Man" spinoff, "Venom", will be released on October 5th, and the MCU sequel "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will hit theaters on July 5, 2019.


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