Fresh blood. Jared Leto The superhero is returning to the genre, but this time his character will also be a vampire.
The 50-year-old Oscar winner plays Dr. Michael Morbius in the new movie MorbiusWhich is based on a comic book Spiders are human The universe. After several delays due to the coronavirus epidemic, the film finally debuted on Friday, April 1st.
“What I liked about it was that it was the first time I had the opportunity to bring the character to life,” he said Dallas Buyers Club The star says Screen rent In an interview published Thursday, March 31, he explained why he decided to take on this role. “And it’s harder and harder to do, because a lot of these incredible, iconic characters have been portrayed. They’ve been realized before. So, starting from scratch was really exciting.”
Although Morbius first appeared on an issue Strange spider man In 1971, the character never appeared on the big screen. Stephen NorringtonWho conducted 1998 Blade, Morbius played a cameo character in that film, but the scene was eventually cut from the movie. When William the Bull Directed Blade II In 2002, he had no right to use his character.
Leto previously played the Joker in 2016 Suicide SquadBut fans know, Batman Supervillain has appeared on the screen many times before. Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix Both won Oscars in 2008 for their roles The Dark Knight And 2019’s JokerRespectively.
The interpretation of the 30 second to Mars singer’s character was controversial to viewers and critics, but Leto now looks back on his time as a joker with affection. “That role was a lifelong opportunity,” he said Diversity Earlier this month. “And I’ve had the opportunity to do it twice.” (He restored the role Jack Snyder’s Justice LeagueWhich was published in 2021.)
Morbius is a Marvel Comics character, but the movie is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes Vengeful person, Guardians of the Galaxy And moreover, the events of the film take place in the same parallel universe that provides the setting Tom HardyOf Poison And Venom: Let there be canyage.
Leto, for his part, still hopes he will face Tom HollandIn its Spider-Man future film, Morbius exists in a different universe. “I think Tom Holland and I have a date with fate,” he said Screen rent. “It would be great to come in the ring with him and of course go with the head.”
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