Producer Amy Pascal said that the Jared Leto starring Morbius has really impressed her and said it looks really great!
'Spiderman: Far From Home' producer Amy Pascal says that the next entry to Sony Entertainment Universe, 'Morbius' looks amazing. In an interview with Screenrant, Pascal explained, "Jared is fantastic. Who could be better? You can’t imagine. It’s fantastic. I’m not involved in that one, but the studio just wrapped, and I think it looks really great.” Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who produced 'The Amazing Spiderman' and 'Venom' are also partnering up for 'Morbius' told Comicbook that they expect “awesomeness” out of Leto. Leto previously played a supporting role as the Joker in Warner Bros.’ 'Suicide Squad'.
Tolmach added saying, "Just a similar level of intensity and charisma and devotion to the character." Along with him, Arad added, "And loving the character." Hearing this, Tolmach added that Leto is extremely fond of the character Morbius. Sometimes he is a hero and sometimes he is a villain, and sometimes an anti-hero who belongs to the Spider-Man franchise.
In the movie Morbius, Leto plays the role of a biochemist Dr. Michael Morbius who has been turned into a living vampire where he incorporated the DNA of a bat into a serum concocted in order to cure a fatal blood disease. Even though he is disgusted by his own bloodlust, he goes out in the street at night and preys upon criminals he deems unworthy of life.
Tolmach and Arad, while talking to Collider said that Leto was interested in the project mainly because like Tom Hardy, who played the role of Eddie Brock in 'Venom' the Academy Award-winning actor wanted a comic book character to play of his own after a sizable amount of his Joker performance was dropped from 'Suicide Squad'.
Arad said, "This is the great thing for us now, that an actor like [Leto], and an actor like Tom wanted to have their own character. But the character they love. Both of them, very hard to get them to do a movie. You actually cannot get them. We went in, we sat with them, and everybody told us, ‘Oh, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba.’ Nothing. That’s what he wanted to do."