Actor Jared Leto, who has been tapped to play the lead role in the upcoming theatrical adaptation of the comic book character, Morbius, warns that it will not be your typical superhero outing but still expect a fun movie anyway.
The film is Leto’s first outing in a different superhero role, after his portrayal of the villain the Joker, in the first Suicide Squad movie. In what Sony Pictures is dubbing the Universe of Marvel Characters, Morbius is the second entry, following the massive hit Venom, starring Tom Hardy.
There has been very little released by the studio about the upcoming film, with the most recent information being a new premiere date. Leto stated that the movie would be the beginning mark of the expansion of the Spider-Man universe.
Leto even went so far as to give a little tease that indicated moviegoers might see a future rogue’s gallery of villains, within upcoming Sony movies, that his character Morbius may be a member.
As for the upcoming film, Morbius will tell the title character’s back story, dubbed as the living vampire. Along with Leto, the cast will feature Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, Jared Harris, and Michael Keaton. It is speculated that Keaton will be reprising his Spider-Man: Homecoming role of Vulture.
In a recent interview, Leto stated of his role:
“Morbius is a Jekyll and Hyde story that’s just big and fun, and sometimes is a little scary, which is, I think, different for the genre. And I’m excited about it. That should be a big, fun popcorn movie.”
Initially intended for release in the summer of 2020, like many other Hollywood productions, the film fell victim to shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Morbius is currently slated to release into theaters on March 19th, 2021.