This week production began on Morbius, starring Jared Leto as the title character. Based on the Spider-Man anti-hero of the same name, the film will center on Michael Morbius, a scientist who is stricken with a rare blood disorder. In order to cure himself of his disease, Morbius uses a risky treatment involving vampire bats and electroshock therapy. But when one of the treatments goes wrong, it turns him into a living vampire. While he does need blood in order to survive, Morbius has superhuman strength, the ability to fly, and a healing factor.
Following the news that Jared Harris would be joining Leto, comes two new casting bits. According to new reports, Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson, Doctor Who star Matt Smith, and Pacific Rim: Uprising star Adria Arjona will be in the film. More on the report below.
You have to hand it to Sony. They really are committing to building this Spider-Man-less verse with the webslinger’s supporting cast. Following the success of the Tom Hardy-starring vehicle Venom, the studio has greenlighted other spinoffs like Kraven the Hunter and Morbius.
The latter of which will star Jared Leto as the title character. Now the film has officially started production, marked with an image from the set shared by Leto. It’s also been announced that Jared Harris has joined the cast. More on these reports and the image below.
Sony is continuing to develop their newfound Spider-Man-less spinoff universe by building around the webslinger’s antiheroes, villains, and supporting characters. Along with Venom and Silver and Black, the studio has been working on Morbius.
That’s right Morbius, Marvel’s Living Vampire, who can be seen as both an ally and foe to Spidey, will be getting his very own film. And according to new reports the DC Extended Universe’s current Joker, Jared Leto, has signed to play the title character. More on the story below.
A new featurette for Netflix’s upcoming Lost in Space reboot titled “The Robinsons’ Journey” has been released.
The featurette includes some of the cast and showrunner Zack Estrin talking about the show alongside various clips. Starring is Toby Stephen, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Max Jenkins, Parker Posey, and Ignacio Serricchio. The series is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
Read more about Lost in Space and watch the new featurette below.
Sony has been actively developing a new line of Spider-Man spinoffs since the success of sharing the headlining character with Marvel just a few years back. In addition to Venom, which is now filming, and Black and Silver, which is currently under development, the studio is now putting Morbius The Living Vampire in the works. According to new reports, Power Rangers writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama will pen the script. More on the story below.