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Jared Leto to Star in Sony Spider-Man Title ‘Morbius’

The project, which revolves around the life of antihero Morbius the Living Vampire, is being directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Jared Leto, who played the famous role of Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’, has been added to another comic book adaptation turned into a movie.

The Oscar-winning actor has been cast by Sony to star in ‘Morbius’, which is the studio’s latest entry into its Spider-Man centric, Marvel-based universe of characters.

‘Morbius’ will be directed by Daniel Espinosa, who also has the sci-fi thriller ‘Life’ and last year’s ‘Safe House’ on his resume.

The script for the movie has been written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the same duo who created Lost in Space remake which aired on Netflix this year.

The project revolves around the life of one Morbius, an anti-hero who has become the Living Vampire. However, Morbius was not always a villain – as he was once Dr. Michael Morbius who contracted a rare blood disease.

It was in the process of attempting to cure himself that Morbius accrued disastrous results.

Instead of getting better, he contracted a form of vampirism which evoked in him the thirst for blood and super strength. And as he tries to quench his insatiable thirst, Morbius comes across Spider-Man who tries to stop him.

In the light of his potential role in the movie, it seems only sensible that Jared Leto will get to play the role of Morbius.

After all the Oscar-winning director showcased his inclination to play dark roles with extreme finesses with his performances in 2016’s “Suicide Squad” and an Oscar-winning performance in “Dallas Buyers Club”.

He also played the role of a villain in “Blade Runner 2049” and is currently busy in recording his scenes for a sequel to “Tron”.

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