‘Morbius’ Star Jared Leto Talks Potential Spider-Man Face-Off
With the long-delayed film finally reaching audiences in just a few weeks, Morbius star Jared Leto talks Spider-Man, and potentially works with the iconic Marvel hero.
There have been few films throughout the past two years of the pandemic that have suffered as much as Morbius.
The Sony film on the iconic Marvel character has been delayed multiple times, with its theatrical debut finally just two weeks away.
Telling the story of the beloved Spider-Man villain, Morbius explores the eponymous character as he goes from a well-intentioned doctor seeking a cure to a horrid disease, to a monstrous humanoid who must feast on human blood to sustain himself.
The character is one of Spider-Man’s many villains but has endeared himself to fans as a sort of anti-hero, due to his desire to help, and the unintentional deterioration of him at the hands of his pursuit of a cure.
The film is Sony’s second big installment of its in-development film universe of Spider-Man characters following Venom and its sequel Venom: Let There be Carnage; with both developing a Marvel Universe around the heroes vast rogues gallery.
With the two characters being irreplaceably connected to Spider-Man in the source material, it seems like only a matter of time until the friendly neighborhood hero makes an appearance in a Sony film; the question being, which Spider-man could it be? And when could he finally appear?
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Morbius star Jared Leto talked about Spider-Man, and what he would want out of an eventual meeting of hero and villain.
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When asked specifically about whether or not fans will see Morbius face off against the iconic her, Leto stated, “Well… I would love to get in the ring with spider-Man. I think Tom Holland is amazing, and we’d make quiet a dynamic duo I guess,”
The answer seems to verify a few things, most notably being that Morbius- and the various sony Spider-Verse characters- will be operating under the assumption that Tom Holland is the Spider-Man of that film universe.
He also didn’t refer to the hero in an antagonistic way, as he seemed to speak on the two working together rather than fighting one another; which should only add to Sony’s development of Morbius as an anti-hero, rather than being a traditional villain.