Jared Leto Joins Spider-Man Franchise
It looks like Jared Leto is joining Sony’s Spider-Man universe as vampire ‘Morbius’ in a standalone movie. The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman would hop from DC to Marvel, having previously played The Joker in Suicide Squad.
Morbius is the third movie currently in production based on characters in the Spider-Man comic books. After reports of the casting spread online, Jared shared some artwork of the character on Instagram.
No other cast members have been announced, but a director, script-writers and producers have been confirmed. Sticking to the Jared Leto brand, Morbius is a dark and complicated character who treads a fine line between villain and hero in Spider-Man comics. Dr. Michael Morbius accidentally gave himself a form of vampirism when attempting to cure himself of a blood disease, leading him to clash with Peter Parker.
There are several other Spider-Man-themed movies in various states of production. Tom Hardy is starring as Venom, who is best described as a really messed up, alien alternative to Spidey himself.