Jared Leto has shared the first Morbius photo with a caption revealing he’s been shooting for a week and has 11 weeks to go! This comes a day after we learned that Jared Harris had joined the cast of the Sony Pictures comic book adaptation.
Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049) stars as Morbius, Adria Arjona as Martine, the fiancée of the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, and Matt Smith will appear as well.
In the comics, Morbius is dying from a rare disorder dissolving his blood cells and secretly begins working on a cure. After experimenting with serums that include distilled fluids from bats, Morbius turns into something resembling a vampire and is fearful that he will hurt Martine.
Daniel Espinosa (Life, Safe House) is set to direct the movie, scheduled for a July 31, 2020 release. Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama co-wrote the script. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Lucas Foster. Palak Patel will oversee for the studio.
Created by writer Roy Thomas and originally designed by penciler Gil Kane, Morbius the Living Vampire first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 in October 1971.