Marvel’s upcoming adaptation of Spider-Man villain Morbius starring Jared Leto hits in March. And today, Leto teases it’s all one big, scary Jekyll & Hyde story.
Leto tells Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast: “[It’s] a Jekyll and Hyde story that’s just big and fun, and sometimes is a little scary, which is, I think, different for that genre. And I’m excited about it. That should be a big, fun popcorn movie.”
In Morbius, Leto plays a biochemist who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease. But wouldn’t you just know it, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. Now he’ll battle the authorities and his former ally.
Adria Arjona co-stars as Martine Bancroft along with Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Jared Harris as Morbius’s mentor, Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud, and Al Madrigal.
Additionally, Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice) will appear as Adrian Toomes / Vulture from Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Homecoming with Tom Holland.
Daniel Espinosa directs Morbius from a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway based on the character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster produced.
Initially set to hit back in July 2020, the film was then delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s will now smash into theaters on March 19, 2021.
Are you up for Marvel and Sony’s upcoming big-budget adaptation of Spider-Man villain Morbius The Living Vampire starring Jared Leto?