MORBIUS Spinoff Casts Jared Leto As Lead

88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre - Press Room Featuring: Jared Leto Where: Hollywood, California, United States When: 28 Feb 2016 Credit: FayesVision/

Morbius is moving forward with Jared Leto in the title role according to Sony.


Morbius is traditionally a Spider-Man villain and debuted in “The Amazing Spider-Man #101” published in 1971 written by Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane. He 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, coming into conflict with Spider-Man.

Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) will direct the Spider-Man spinoff which hasn’t been given a date of release yet.