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Jared Leto, who played The Joker in Suicide Squad, is looking to add another comic book character to his résumé.



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The Oscar-winning actor has signed on to star in Morbius, Sony’s latest entry into its Marvel-based, Spider-Man-centric universe of characters.

Daniel Espinosa, the Scandinavian filmmaker who helmed Safe House and last year's sci-fi thriller Life, will direct the feature, which has a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the duo who created Netflix’s Lost in Space remake.

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster.

The project is based on the antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. Morbius is Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself to disastrous results. Instead of being cured, he became afflicted with a condition that was a form of vampirism — the thirst for blood, along with fangs and super strength — and fought Spider-Man. Over time, however, he became a slightly heroic figure in his own right and even headlined his own comic book titles.

Morbius was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane and first appeared in 1971's Amazing Spider-Man No. 101, the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.

Sony executive Palak Patel will oversee for the studio.

While Leto has in the past chosen projects that had indie sensibilities, winning an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club, in recent years he has been targeting roles in tentpole or franchise projects. In addition to playing the popular DC villain in 2016’s Suicide Squad, the actor played a sinister character in Blade Runner 2049 and is attached to a sequel to Tron.
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Sony has a lot of ideas to expand their Spider-Verse i.e. Venom, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Nightwatch, Silk, and now Morbius is on the table.

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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Perfect way to kill any interest in this movie. Good job Sony!
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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Well he's pretty much the worst Joker I've ever seen, so I'll definitely give this a hard pass.

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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

I agree Leto's portrayal as The Joker is not good. At all.

I did like his performance as Wallace in Blade Runner 2049, though.

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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Sony should just give it up. Their attempts to milk everything out of the “spiderverse” just seem like desperate cash grabs
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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Him as the Joker was garbage but Leto has done good work so wiling to give it a shot!

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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Leto is a good actor, he was just a try hard as the Joker. He should be good here.
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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

He's a good actor so I will watch this. Just because his Joker sucked doesn't mean that this will too. No Spider-Man but, as an inveterate comic book geek, I'll still give it a shot .

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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Can't be worse than his Joker.


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Re: Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title 'Morbius,' Daniel Espinosa to Direct

Hopefully he's exposed as the predator he is before this goes into full production.
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