Loads and loads of lash back for playing Joker in Suicide Squad. Jared Leto turned out to be a disappointment for being a part of DCEU. He needs a chance to prove himself. Jared is an Oscar Winning Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. Sony took him over to play a dark role from Marvel Comics that is petrifying. Morbius is a movie produced by Sony and not Marvel, Disney has no hand in this vampire fiction, Sony holds all the rights of the character.
Morbius is actually a villain from Marvel Comics who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. Having no choice left but to utilize the current resources, Sony gave a standalone movie to the characters just like they did for Venom. Sony owns a lot of characters from Marvel Comics that are being used in creating movies and TV shows that will ultimately build a Sony Universe like how Marvel Studios made MCU. Silver Sable, Black Cat, and Madame Web are future plans for Sony. A sequel for Venom is also in on the way directed by Andy Serkis. That’s the whole story of Sony trying to become the next Marvel.
As the story goes, it’s about Michael Morbius who suffers a rare blood disorder, in the process of curing it, he turns himself into a deadly vampire. The story interests me and I am fascinated to see the movie. This is what the description of the movie is:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
Why is Morbius going to be different?
Because Disney is not involved. All Disney does is make movies that are not disturbing for children. Hence all MCU movies are sweet and funny. When Disney and Sony agreed on Spider-Man to be part of MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: far From Home came out as the result. Both movies are very well received by kids. Sony is trying to do the opposite and is making movies that are scary and dark. Venom went through that process and Morbius is no different, but to me, Morbius seems more spooky.
As far as the cast goes, we’ll get to see Jared Leto as Morbius, Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, Al Madrigal as Agent Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud. There are rumors of J.K. Simmons playing the role of J. Jonah Jameson, the News Guy. The movie is directed by Swedish director, Daniel Espinosa.
Morbius is going to release in the summer of 2020.