The big-screen Spideyverse continues to expand, as Sony has tapped Jared Leto to star in the spinoff Morbius. According to Variety, director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is slated to helm the film named after the Spider-Man villain of the same name.
With this new role, Leto leaps from DC Comics to Marvel, after playing the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad and securing a standalone movie for the character earlier this month. His recent roles include Blade Runner 2049 and Netflix’s The Outsider.
This new film joins a slew of Spider-Man spinoffs Sony is currently developing in the wake of losing the actual hero himself to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. These include Tom Hardy’s Venom, hitting theaters Oct. 5, and Silver & Black, coming Feb. 8, 2019. There are also rumors circulating that Kraven and Mysterio spinoffs are in the works, but Sony has yet to confirm.
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