Daniel Espinosa, director of Morbius (2022) was afraid of Jared Leto’s game.

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Leto has long been known in Hollywood for being a method actor. He has expressed that he prefers to completely immerse himself in the character he is playing. When the actor played Joker in David Ayer Suicide Squad (2016), the actor brought a dead pig to the set. He would send random dead animals to his co-stars and spend time in insane asylums to better understand his character.

Morbius will be the last Sony spin-off project to finally hit theaters. After seven delays, the film will introduce fans to the living vampire who has a long history of saving the world and battling Spider-Man. Fans are still confused as to which universe Morbius will be set in as it has Tom Hardy references Venom (2018), the MCU, Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and the Andrew Garfield universe. This has led fans to wonder if the movie will tie into the MCU since Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) opened up the possibilities for crossovers with the multiverse.

Jared Leto as Morbius
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For MorbiusLeto went through the same process when he played the anti-hero. Variety explained that the actor spent a lot of time talking and trying to understand patients with a rare and incurable blood disease before he went on set for the film. This process made the actor realize that his character would not be good at walking, which is why he uses a cane for support.

Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius
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Espinosa shared that Leto’s acting had a lot of reach as the actor would surprise the team with his performance:

“I was scared for Jared. He really commits. You have to be wary of that.”

The director also remembers how the crew “retreat” from the actor after he broke glass during a scene:

“I could feel the crew backing down. It was a bit creepy. »

Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) conducting an experiment
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Morbius released in theaters on April 1, 2022.

If you like Tom Hardy Venom, then Sony has you covered. The studio plans to release Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse Part One on October 7, 2022, Kraven the hunter on January 13, 2023, and Sony is in early development on a Madame Web project starring Dakota Johnson.

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At Disney+ you can expect Moon Knight on March 30, Ms. Marvel in the summer of 2022, and She-Hulk debuting this year. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness comes out May 6, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.


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