Matt Smith joins 'Morbius the Living Vampire'

Morbius the Living Vampire

Sony’s Morbius the Living Vampire project will likely be getting a little British flavor.

According to a report from Variety, Doctor Who star Matt Smith is in final talks to join Jared Leto in the upcoming Morbius the Living Vampire film.

The project, which is coming from Safe House and Life director Daniel Espinosa, is based on the Spider-Man villain of the same name who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man comics back in 1971.

In said comics, Morris is a scientist trying to cure himself of a blood disease, only to accidentally infect himself with a virus that turns him into — you guessed it — a vampire.

He then went on to become one of Peter Parker’s horror-based enemies before he was eventually treated as a flawed anti-hero, similar to that of Eddie Brock.

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We already know that Leto will be playing the role of Morbius, but there’s no word yet on who Smith will portray.

There’s also no official word on whether Spider-Man himself will show up in Morris the Living Vampire, although it seems unlikely given that Tom Holland is still under contract with Marvel and Disney.

Sony, however, doesn’t really seem to mind as they’re going full steam ahead on this whole ‘Spider-Verse’ connected universe that’s lacking everyone’s favorite web-head.

Yet, given how much money Venom made at the box-office, why shouldn’t they continue? There are worse characters to base a movie around besides Morbius, I suppose.

Lost in Space, Power Rangers and Gods of Egypt (oh no) writers Matt Sazama and Burr Sharpless are currently penning the script for Morbius the Living Vampire.

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The film is set to be released on July 31, 2020, which is just a few short weeks after Sony’s Ghostbusters sequel will hit theaters.

Are you excited for Morbius the Living Vampire? Who do you think Matt Smith will be playing? Are you still on board with this universe Sony is creating, or do you wish they’d just call it quits? Let us know in the comments below!

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