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Jared Harris Joins Cast of ‘Morbius’

Just in from Deadline, Sony’s latest feature to be based on a Spider-Man villain titled Morbius has added Jared Harris to its expanding cast.

Known for his performances in AMC’s Madmen and The Crown on Netflix, Harris has signed on to play a role that currently is under wraps.

Set to star Jared Leto and be directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius tells the story of Dr. Michael Morbius, a character that first debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #101. After attempting to cure a fatal blood disease by injecting himself with a treatment serum derived from bats, he is transformed into a vampire. He acquires all the strengths of a creature of the night, especially the taste for human blood. read more

Sony Sets Summer 2020 Release Dates for ‘Morbius’ and ‘Ghostbusters’

Two of Sony’s most talked about properties received release dates this week (according to deadline), as Spider-Man’s Living Vampire Morbius and a classic Ghostbusters sequel will be released during the summer season of 2020.

Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters will open on July 10, 2020 and Morbius (starring Jared Leto as the “not-quiet-dead” vampire) will come out three weeks later on July 31.  As of now, both films will have their respective opening weekends to themselves, with no current competition slated to open on either date. read more

Producers Update Fans On ‘Morbius’ Film Following Success of ‘Venom’

Following a record-breaking opening weekend for Venom, it comes as no surprise that Sony Pictures plans to continue creating its own Spider-Man shared film universe with the next being a solo film for Morbius: The Living Vampire, according to producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach who revealed details on the next villain they plan to bring to the screen.

Arad and Tolmach have confirmed Academy Award winner Jared Leto has signed on for the lead part, which follows his first venture into a comic book film when he portrayed The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The producers suggest the film has a potential filming start date for February 2019. read more

Jared Leto Set to Star in ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-off ‘Morbius’

Hot off the heels of playing the Clown Prince of Crime aka the Joker, Jared Leto is sticking to his guns (and fangs) by starring next in the title role of Morbius, a film centered around the villain that originated in the Spider-Man comics.

Sony has tapped Leto to be the lead in the spin-off  and sources have told Variety that Daniel Espinosa (director of Safe House) will helm the movie.

Also the lead singer of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto had met Espinosa in May while touring in Germany. read more

Jared Leto to Portray Vampire Anti-Hero ‘Morbius’ in Spider-Man Spin-Off

Fresh off of his unorthodox portrayal of The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Oscar winner Jared Leto is going back to the comic book well once again.  Leto has signed on to tackle the role of Spider-Man villain/anti-hero Morbius in the upcoming Sony film of the same name.  This film is Sony’s latest attempt to spin-off of Spidey’s popularity with a feature film based on a secondary character.  The studio teamed up with Marvel Comics earlier this year with the release of the Tom Hardy vehicle Venom. read more

‘Morbius, the Living Vampire’ Adaptation Gets Screenwriters

The cinematic universe from Sony Pictures is now getting a lot bigger (and darker) with news coming from The Hollywood Reporter that a Morbius, The Living Vampire spin-off film is being developed and already has its screenwriters; Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama who worked on Power Rangers released in March of this year.

With the new Venom film starring Tom Hardy already in production, Sony Pictures brought on the screenwriters who wrote the script and submitted it to the studio after a secret development process. The duo are represented by ICM Partners. read more