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Jared Leto Teases Morbius Look, Tyrese Gibson Joins the Cast

Jared Leto Teases Morbius Look, Tyrese Gibson Joins the Cast

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Jared Leto is one week into production on Morbius, in which Leto plays the anti-hero of the title, who is turned into a living vampire through a blood disease.

The actor is active on multiple social media channels and has been talking about the production.

Today, he posted a picture of a clapper from the set and he gives us a glimpse of two things — and obscured view of what he will look as Morbius and what the logo for Morbius may look like.

This image likely features Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius before the blood disease turns him into a living vampire, since he looks kind of normal.

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hello London #MORBIUS 🧛‍♂️

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Here is a synopsis of the comic in which the movie is based upon:

Dr. Morbius is stricken with a debilitating blood disease and developed an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshocks. Its side effects turned him into a pseudo-vampire who needed to consume blood in order to survive, and gained typical vampire characteristics such as an aversion to sunlight, and the powers of flight, enhanced strength, speed, and healing (a healing factor). His overall appearance changed as well: he gained fangs, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. Additionally, the victims of his bite would turn into living vampires themselves.

Variety is reporting that Tyrese Gibson is in talks for a role. Character details are unknown at this time.

Morbius, directed by Daniel Espinosa, also stars Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, and Jared Harris.

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#MORBIUS 🧛‍♂️

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Morbius arrives on July 31, 2020.

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