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‘Morbius’ Adds Tyrese Gibson, Matt Smith, and Adria Arjona
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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.

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Jared Leto Shares Image From ‘Morbius’ Set As Production Starts; Jared Harris Joins Cast
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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.

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‘Venom’ Success Leads To More Updates On ‘Morbius’ and ‘Kraven The Hunter’
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The future looks pretty good for Sony’s Spider-Man-less universe. Venom turned out to be a bigger hit than expected, despite critics panning the film. So instead of going back to the drawing board to figure out what to do with these characters, the studio is pushing forward on some already announced titles. Morbius: The Living Vampire and Kraven the Hunter are among the two characters connected to Spider-Man lore who are getting their own films. And now, we are getting a few surprising updates on them.

For Morbius, that will be the next film to go into production. For Kraven the Hunter, well, we might see him go up against a certain webslinger. More on these reports, below.

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Joker and Harley Spinoff Will Blend ‘This Is Us’ With ‘Bad Santa’
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Yes, there are multiple Joker films that are currently in development. There is even a spinoff that is completely separate from the DCEU from Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. And then there is that Joker and Harley film.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are currently working on the script and have given interested fans an update on their work. According to them, the film will be a like Bad Santa meets This Is Us. Check out what they had to say here below.

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Jared Leto To Play Morbius In Latest ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff
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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.

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