Jared Leto To Play Morbius in Spider-Man Spin-Off

Jared Leto to Star in Sony's Morbius the Living Vampire Movie

Jared Leto to Star in Sony's Morbius the Living Vampire Movie

He may or may not be reprising his role as The Joker in the DC Extended Universe, following the muted response to the character in Suicide Squad.

Per Comicbook.com, Leto's character is a scientist in search of a cure to his rare blood disease in the Marvel Comics universe.

He's a vampire, so it's hope this is more Blade than Twilight.

The blood-sucking antihero was created in 1971 by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane for The Amazing Spider-Man #101 - the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.

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It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that Sony is at it again: according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has just announced another Spider-Man spin-off, this one based on noted Webhead adversary Morbius The Living Vampire. There's also the recently announced Silk movie, as well as Silver and Black and Nightwatch, the latter of which has Spike Lee interested in directing.

Of course, Leto is also set to reprise his Suicide Squad role as the Joker in an upcoming origin story film.

It remains to be seen how the Morbius movie will connect to Tom Holland's Spider-Man adventures, if it ever will at all. Michael Keaton's Vulture will return, while Jake Gyllenhaal has signed to play the main antagonist Mysterio.

It's an interesting project, of course, but you have to wonder how many villains Sony are going to give their own movies (with the anti-hero spin) before they realise they've got none left for potential future Spider-Man movies in their own franchise (if that happens any time soon).

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