According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blade Runner 2049 star Jared Leto has signed on to star in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spin-off, based on Morbius the Living Vampire.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Leto has signed on to a comic book project. The actor portrayed the most recent incarnation of The Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Daniel Espinosa (Life) will direct Morbius, which was written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.
Find out more about Morbius the Living Vampire below:
In an attempt to cure his rare blood condition, Dr. Michael Morbius turned himself into a Vampire-like creature and obtained a set of fangs and a hunger for human blood. In Marvel Comics, Morbius has often been a Spider-Man villain, although the character has grown to become a popular antihero.
Morbius the Living Vampire was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. The character made his debut in 1971’s Amazing Spider-Man No. 101.