It recently came to light that Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto who plays as The Joker for DCEU has been roped in to play the role of the antihero Morbius in Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off film of the same name. The news left a lot of fans wondering if this will have any effect on his role as the clown prince of crime for DC films.
According to a new report coming from Variety, despite signing on for Morbius, Leto will continue to portray the character of Joker in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Josh Brolin recently worked for two completely different companies with different contracts at the same time. Brolin starred in Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios and Deadpool 2 for Fox. So, there’s nothing for fans to worry about.
Leto’s Joker is expected to feature in a couple of upcoming films including a standalone Joker film, Suicide Squad 2 and Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off film will be based on the antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. Leto will play Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who suffers from a rare blood disease and tries to cure himself to disastrous results. He accidentally infects himself with a virus that transforms him into a blood-thirsty vampiric being. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, the character first appeared in the comic books in 1971’s Amazing Spider-Man No. 101.
Safe House director Daniel Espinosa will direct the film for Sony from a script written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the duo who created Netflix’s Lost in Space remake. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce the spin-off along with Lucas Foster. Sony executive Palak Patel will oversee the project for the studio.
Morbius currently has no release date yet but it is expected to start production later this year.
Stay tuned to Pursue News for more updates on Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
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