With production having commenced a few weeks ago, Deadline has announced that Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, the Living Vampire has added Jared Harris (The Terror) in an unknown role. Harris joins Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) in the film, with Leto playing vampiric anti-hero Michael Morbius.
Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Dr. Michael Morbius made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 back in 1971 and was originally a tragic and sympathetic enemy of Spidey, although much like Venom, he has since often been portrayed as an antihero. He is a biochemist who becomes inflicted with a form of vampirism after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease, taking on the mantle of Morbius, the Living Vampire.
Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing Morbius from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Lost in Space), while the cast includes Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) in the title role alongside Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim Uprising) as Martine Bancroft and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.
Morbius, the Living Vampire is set for release on July 31st 2020.
via Flickering Myth