Date: 6th March 2019
"Fast and Furious" star Tyrese Gibson is in talks join Jared Leto in "Morbius", a film based on the Spider-Man villain of the same name.
Gibson will be joining Doctor Who alum Matt Smith, who recently joined the film in an undisclosed role, potentially as Michael Morbius' friend-turned-enemy, Loxias Crown. He'll also join Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising) and the newly cast Jared Harris (Mad Men), who is reportedly playing a mysterious but important role in the film. Filming officially kicked off in London this week, indicating more casting news may still be on the horizon in the coming days.
Exact details of who Gibson would play are currently unknown.
Writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane created Morbius in 1971 for “The Amazing Spider-Man #101.” The character was a scientist who tried to cure himself of a blood disease, with tragic results. He became afflicted with vampiric traits such as fangs and a thirst for blood — and wound up battling Spider-Man.
Source: Press Release