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Sony’s Spider-Verse continues to weave its web. Jared Leto will star in Morbius, a Spider-Man spin-off about antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. Daniel Espinosa, the director of Life, will helm the film, with a script from the duo behind Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot.
Sony is ****-bent on making their “Spider-Verse” (or whatever it’s actually called) work. While they struck a deal with Marvel to bring Spider-Man into the MCU, Sony still owns most Spider-Man-related characters. This year they have Venom, featuring Tom Hardy and his big CGI tongue, hitting theaters. And now THR says they’re plowing ahead with a Morbius movie. Jared Leto, who has already appeared in the DCEU as the Joker, will play the the title character.
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Leto’s character, Dr. Michael Morbius, is a Nobel Prize winning biochemist who, according to the Marvel wiki, suffers from “debilitating blood disease and developed an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshocks. Its side effects turned him into a pseudo-vampire who needed to consume blood in order to survive, and gained typical vampire characteristics such as an aversion to sunlight, and the powers of flight, enhanced strength, speed, and healing (a healing factor). His overall appearance changed as well: he gained fangs, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. Additionally, the victims of his bite would turn into living vampires themselves.”
The character first appeared in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man in 1971. Morbius started out as a villain, but over the years, the character evolved into more of an antihero (like Venom). And now Sony...
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