Jared Leto Tapped to Play Spider-Man Villain in 'Morbius'
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In the upcoming film, the Oscar winner will play a scientist who becomes a vampire when a blood experiment goes wrong.

AceShowbiz - Jared Leto is heading back to the dark side as a comic book villain in the "Spider-Man" spin-off, "Morbius".

The actor, who played The Joker in "Suicide Squad", will take on the titular character in "Safe House" director Daniel Espinosa's new movie, according to Variety.

Reports suggest Leto has been quietly attached to the role for some time, but he has only just confirmed the project after signing off on the plot and script.

In the film, the Oscar winner will play a scientist who becomes a vampire when a blood experiment goes wrong.

The film has yet to land an official release date, but production is expected to begin this year.

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Leto is also reportedly working on a stand-alone Joker movie.

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