Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is diving right in to the comic book movie world, as he’s reportedly joining Oscar winner Jared Leto in Sony’ upcoming Spider-Man baddie film Morbius.
We’re not sure who Smith is playing yet, but Variety says it’ll be a “major role”.
Leto will play Michael Morbius, Marvel Comics character from the Spider-Man pages who eventually becomes “The Living Vampire”. Morbius was a scientist who tried to cure himself of a blood disease, but instead became afflicted with vampiric traits such as fangs and a thirst for blood. The character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, and he first appeared in 1971’s The Amazing Spider-Man #101.
Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing the film from a script by Netflix’s Lost In Space creators Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
Back in November, Leto shaved his trademark beard to begin filming for the project.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) November 15, 2018
Morbius has no release date, but we’re expecting to hear an update on that soon.