Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Joins Jared Leto In Upcoming Spider-Man Spin-off ‘Morbius’
It appears that the upcoming ‘Morbius’ movie is going to be getting some British talent! As reported by Variety, Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is in “final talks” to join the Jared Leto-led film, the latter of whom will be playing the titular role as the iconic Spider-Man villain. There is no word yet as to what part Smith will play in the movie.
Morbius is set to be directed by Daniel Espinosa, whose more recent credits include Safe House. The script was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who also co-created Netflix’s Lost in Space series. Morbius will be produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster, with Palak Patel overseeing the film for Sony.
Curious about Morbius? Here’s the breakdown courtesy of the wiki:
“Despite his initial status as one of Spider-Man’s horror-based rogues, Morbius went on to become a brooding and gritty, albeit heroic and tragically flawed antihero in his own series and other titles. Morbius’ true identity is that of a former award-winning biochemist named Michael Morbius, who is imbued with pseudo-vampiric superhuman abilities and physical traits stemming from a failed biochemical experiment which was intended to cure his rare blood disorder, as opposed to supernatural means, with the rest of his appearances featuring his struggles with his inhuman-like vampiric persona, his insatiable lust for human blood and his subsequent efforts to cure his horrific condition, along with his eventual stint as a brutal and nightmarish vigilante. The character has appeared in various animated shows and video games.”
The film is expected to release in theaters at some point during the first half of 2020.
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