Jared Leto signed to star in “Morbius”

Vastavam web: Actor Jared Leto has signed on to star in “Morbius”, a spin-off centering on Spider-Man’s nemesis Morbius: The Living Vampire.Daniel Espinosa, who has films such as “Safe House” and “Life” to his credit, will direct the project for Sony, with a script from Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach alongside Lucas Foster, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Morbius: The Living Vampire battled with Spider-man on numerous occasions but over the time he became a slightly heroic figure in his own right. The character was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first featured in “Amazing Spider-Man”.This is the second comic book character that the Oscar-winning actor will be playing on-screen. He played the iconic villain Joker in the Warner Bros’ 2016 antihero ensemble “Suicide Squad”.