Jared Leto stars in the Spider-Man Universe spinoff based on the Marvel Comics antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. The Oscar winner and Suicide Squad alum plays Dr. Michael Morbius, a biochemist who attempts to cure a fatal blood disease by injecting himself with a treatment serum derived from bats. In becoming Morbius, he has all the qualities of a vampire — including a taste for human blood.
Adria Arjona, Jared Harris and Gibson also star in the Sony Pictures film, which is set to hit theaters on July 31, 2020.
In the comics, Martine (Arjona) is engaged to Morbius and becomes a potential victim to his bloodlust as he grapples with the transformation that has made him a weird laboratory version of the supernatural vampires of lore.
Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, the Morbius character first appeared as a Spider-Man villain in October 1971 and evolved into his own freestanding comic hero as the decades unfolded.
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On set in London, UK standing next to a man who is brilliant beyond…… Our director Daniel Espinosa!! Over our first private dinner we both talked about and was singing the praises of a real one… Denzel Washington DanieL directed Denzel in the film SAFE HOUSE!!!! And now he’s directing me opposite Jared Leto in this #MarvelMovie #MORBIUS I have to apologize I get nervous cause he directed my all time sometimes my all time HERO he’s been on my #BucketList of directors I’ve always wanted to dance with…… And it happened!!!!!!!!!! #InTheWoods #OneOfGodsGiftsToActors on set he speaks our language…. #Morbius2020 #MarvelMovie