‘Morbius’ News: Leto Posts A Pic, Gibson (Tyrese, not Mel) Signs On

So, apparently this Morbius thing is still happening.  It had fallen off my radar.  Well, if I’m being honest, it was never ON my radar. Everybody’s favorite Joker, Jared Leto, posted a pic on Twitter with the caption “1 week down…11 to go… Get Ready.”  So those of you who were worried that this movie might never happen, you can now rest easy.  Here’s the photo (unfortunately, the forehead tattoo is obscured):

In other news, Variety reports that Tyrese Gibson has joined the cast of that very same film.  While there’s no official word on the role, The Hollywood Reporter says he’ll be playing an FBI agent hunting down Leto’s Morbius.

What’s a Morbius, you ask? Well, let me tell you.  Dr. Michael Morbius is a scientist who suffers from a rare blood disease.  In an attempt to find a cure, he accidentally inflicts himself with a form of vampirism which causes a thirst for blood, the requisite fangs, and super strength.

Morbius is being made by Sony as one of their attempts put the Marvel characters they still have the rights to on the big screen.  The film also features Matt Smith, Adria Arjona. and Jared Harris.

Sony anticipates a release in the summer of 2020.