After playing The Joker, Jared Leto is currently stepping into the shoes of another sinister comic book character. The Academy Award-winning actor has shared on Instagram a new behind-the-scenes look at his take on Michael Morbius. Despite wearing an outfit which resembles the one from the 2013 comic book run of Morbius, it seems that Leto hasn’t fully transformed into The Living Vampire yet.
“Because no one else will walk this path,” Leto wrote. “This place of shadows, where we do what must be done, no matter the cost.“
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Because no one else will walk this path…this place of shadows, where we do what must be done, no matter the cost. #MORBIUS
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Morbius is Sony’s adaptation of the Marvel anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire. The film sees Daniel Espinosa (Life, Safe House) behind the camera with a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Netflix’s Lost In Space), based on the Marvel Comics character created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane who first appeared in 1971’s “Amazing Spider-Man” #101.
Originally Dr. Michael Morbius, the scientist character tried to cure his rare blood disease only to become afflicted with a form of vampirism that gave him superior strength, fangs and a taste for the red stuff. The character fought Spider-Man several times. Eventually, he earned several of his own books where he had a more heroic arc. He has an ongoing feud with the character Blade the Vampire Hunter in the comics.
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce the film with Lucas Foster, with Sony executive Palak Patel overseeing for the studio. Moreover, this is one of several Spider-Man spin-off projects in development at Sony, including Silk, Nightwatch, Black Cat, and Silver Sable.
Morbius soars into theaters on July 31, 2020. What do you think about the teaser shared by Jared Leto? Take a look at it, then let us know in the comments section below.