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Fresh from his… interesting portrayal of the Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is set to take the Marvel Universe by storm.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Leto is set to headline the new Marvel flick, Morbius, which features a blood disease-riddled scientist who turned into a vampire as he attempts to cure his affliction. Leto’s antihero character was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man comics, but amassed success as a featured character and went on to star in his own comic series.

Daniel Espinosa is set to direct the film, with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama serving as the writers. Morbius will be produced by Lucas Foster, Matt Tolmach, and Avi Arad. Let’s hope he doesn’t send any cast members dead pigs or live rats this time?

h/t Hollywood Reporter

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Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She enjoys nerding out for articles on the Pop Insider, crafting weekly toy reviews for the Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines the Toy Book and the Licensing book. When Xandra isn't writing or attending conventions, she's dancing around her room in Supergirl cosplay, jammin' out to Britney Spears. She once had to stash her lightsaber behind a bush at the Rogue One premiere because the theater had a lame 'no Kyber crystal weapons' policy. Her friends insist that she's the poster child for Gryffindor because she's staunch in her beliefs and recklessly tries to change the world. You can follow her wild adventures on Twitter @stakingmyheart or glimpse her massive collection of selfies on Instagram @dontgostakinmyheart