It looks like Jared Leto is pulling a Ben Affleck in reverse by transitioning from DC movies to playing a Marvel character. Recently, the first trailer for Sony’s Morbius dropped, which sees the Academy Award-winner in the title role of Michael Morbius, who is referred to in the comics as The Living Vampire.
The anti-heroic brainchild of writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, who first appeared in a 1971 issue of Amazing Spider-Man, has an intriguing history in the Marvel universe as a biochemist whose experimental treatment to cure his rare blood disease combining electroshock therapy with exposure to vampire bats ends up transforming him into a unique creature with pseudo-vampiric characteristics and abilities.
However, the big question on the minds of Morbius fans, as well as those who had never heard of the character until the trailer dropped, is if Jared Leto is the right choice to play the bizarre bloodsucker. Well, I believe he is perfect for the role and will fight fang and claw to defend his casting with the following concise and premeditated arguments.