Jared Leto, Daniel Espinosa Team For Sony’s ‘Morbius’ Spider-Man Spinoff

Jared Leto to Star in Sony's Morbius the Living Vampire Movie

But for those anxious that Jared Leto's involvement in Morbius will affect his ongoing commitment to the DC Extended Universe and its many Joker-related projects - namely Joker and Harley Quinn and Warner's newfangled solo movie, not to be confused with the Todd Phillips-directed offshoot that has Joaquin Phoenix attached to star - Variety has published a follow-up report that ought to allay any fears. It will be directed by Daniel Espinosa (of the noted Venom prequel, Life) and headlined by none other than Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto.

Morbius was introduced in 1971 by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in "The Amazing Spider-Man #101". Although he was Spider-Man's nemesis, the character grew to become heroic in his own right - and had a run of 32 issues through April 1995. Avi Arad will produce, which is further excellent news. There's also the recently announced Silk movie, as well as Silver and Black and Nightwatch, the latter of which has Spike Lee interested in directing. Leto had been courted for the role for some time, but has only given his okay as of now. However, according to Variety sources, Leto's involvement will not affect his role as the Clown Prince of Crime, which he is reportedly set to reprise in projects including a solo Joker film and the Suicide Squad sequel.

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Meanwhile, Tom Hardy is gearing up to star as another villain in the Spider-Man universe. Michael Keaton's Vulture will return, while Jake Gyllenhaal has signed to play the main antagonist Mysterio. Which Spider-Man characters would you most like to see hit the silver screen?

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