As you might have heard, there were reports from last year suggesting that Sony could be expanding the Spider-Man movie franchise with spinoffs, and one of those spinoffs is based on Morbius the Living Vampire. It looks like the movie could be progressing nicely because according to a report from Variety, the lead character has been cast.
The report claims that Jared Leto will be playing the character Morbius. The report also says that Leto has been attached to the project for a while, albeit loosely as he wanted to wait and see if the movie was headed in the right direction. However it seems that he is now fully on board, although it is unclear when production is expected to begin, but Variety’s report suggests that it might be this year, which means that a 2019 or 2020 release could be in the cards.
This isn’t the first time that Leto has dabbled in the superhero world, where previously he was probably more known for his role as the Joker in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad. Interestingly enough Leto is expected to continue to reprise his role in a possible standalone Joker movie, so it looks like he will have a hand each in both the Marvel and DC pots.
Also this won’t be Sony’s only Spider-Man spinoff. Some of you might recall that a Venom movie is slated for later this year, and recently there have been reports that there could be a movie based around Silk, another character from the Spider-Man franchise.