Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jared Leto Takes On Another Comic Book Character

After taking a lot of crap for his role as the Joker in Suicide Squad, you would think that Leto would leave well enough alone. But then again with a character this high concept he just might be the only actor that could do justice to the role. I am looking forward to the first trailer.

Quote1 Accept this vow, then: If I must drink blood, let it be the blood of the corrupt -- of those who deserve to die. The blood of the guiltyQuote2
-- Morbius src

Dr. Michael Morbius was a brilliant scientist born in Greece who became a Nobel Prize winning biochemist. He suffered from a debilitating blood disease and developed an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshocks. 

Its side effects turned him into a pseudo-vampire who needed to consume blood in order to survive, and gained typical vampire characteristics such as an aversion to sunlight, and the powers of flight, enhanced strength, speed, and healing (a healing factor). His overall appearance changed as well: he gained fangs, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. Additionally, the victims of his bite would turn into living vampires themselves. When he first experienced the change, he killed the assistant who had helped him develop the treatment.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

He wants another Academy Award real bad.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

And he's a nightmare to work with. Very method acting. He thought he was the Joker and sent people gifts of dead rats. In Blade Runner his character was blind so he was blind for months with black contacts. Can you imagine how he would be around the craft services table as this guy??

Count Robot said...

I just hope it's a good flick. Morbius is a cool character.