Jared Leto has lined up his next blockbuster…
The 46-year-old part Spanish American actor/singer is set to star in Morbius, a Spider-Man Universe spinoff based on the Marvel Comics antihero Morbius the Living Vampire.
The film will be helmed by half-Chilean director Daniel Espinosa.
Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, creators of Netflix’s Lost in Space, wrote the script.
Leto, who played the iconic character The Joker in DC Comics’ Suicide Squad and has been mentioned for a bunch of potential Joker-centric spinoffs, here will play Dr. Michael Morbius, a biochemist who in an attempt to cure a fatal blood disease injects himself with a treatment serum derived from bats. He becomes the anti-hero Morbius. He has all the qualities of a vampire, including a taste for human blood. The character originated in the ’70s Marvel Comics as a Spider-Man nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, but he evolved into his own freestanding comic hero as the decades unfolded.
Espinosa last directed the sci-fi pic Life, and before that Child 44 and Safe House.