Matt Smith (The Crown) is in talks to join the Jared Leto led Spider-Man spinoff.
If you’re not a big Spider-Man fan you might not immediately recognise the name Morbius. The character was a scientist who tried to cure himself of a blood disease, with tragic results. He became afflicted with vampiric traits such as fangs and a thirst for blood — and wound up battling Spider-Man. Writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane created Morbius in 1971 for “The Amazing Spider-Man #101.”
Smith can next be seen in the biopic “Mapplethorpe,” which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and opens this March.