Morbius star Jared Leto posted a short video clip to Instagram to tease the start of filming the new movie in London. The Spider-Man spinoff starring Leto as the titular “living vampire” recently received a 2020 release date from Sony. Doctor Who’s Matt Smith will join Leto in an as-yet-undisclosed major role.
On his personal Instagram page, star Jared Leto shared a brief video. The video itself may be without sound, but — with dark surroundings and the emphasis on a red light — it sure seems like Leto is teasing his character’s status as a blood-driven creature of the night.
In addition to Leto and Smith, Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim Uprising) is reportedly set to join Morbius as the title character’s love interest Martine Bancroft. The film’s main villain has not yet been confirmed, but a previously reported character breakdown indicated that Morbius’ antagonist will be a new character named Loxias Crown, who is based on the mutant supervillain Crown aka Hunger.
In the comic books, Dr. Michael Morbius is a scientist who would be transformed into a vampire-like monster. Although initially a Spider-Man villain, the character would later become a hero in his own right, even going as far as headlining his own Marvel NOW! comic book series, 2013’s Morbius: The Living Vampire by Joe Keatinge and Richard Elson.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life) from a script written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Lost in Space), Sony’s Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular character and Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft. The film will hit theatres on July 31, 2020.