Who is in the Morbius movie cast alongside Jared Leto?
The highly hyped new Marvel movie Morbius hit cinemas today. Starring Jared Leto as the titular vampire, the film promises that “the line between hero and villain will be broken.”
Leto’s character is Dr. Michael Morbius – a scientist with a rare blood disease. His desperate search for a cure leads him to embark on a dangerous experiment that afflicts him with a form of vampirism.
Morbius gains superhuman abilities – without any of the superstitious weaknesses associated with vampires. But he discovers that he must feast on the blood of the living to survive.
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This conflict of being a bloodthirsty hero is central to the film. He is based on the Marvel character Morbius, the Living Vampire, who first appeared as a villain in The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series in 1971.
Leto is no stranger to comic book roles, having starred as the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. There are other well-known names in the cast too – including an actor very familiar to UK TV fans. The cast of Morbius includes:
Leto, 50, shot to fame in the 1990s when he appeared on the television series My So-Called Life. Many film roles followed, including Fight Club, American Psycho and Requiem for a Dream.
He won an Oscar for his role as a transgender woman in the film The Dallas Buyers Club in 2013. More recently, he received critical acclaim for his role in House of Gucci in 2021.
Smith stars as Milo – Morbius’ surrogate brother who suffers from the same rare blood disease. But when he gains the same abilities as Morbius, Milo embraces darkness and becomes a villain.
Smith is perhaps best known for his roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in BBC favorite Doctor Who and Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown. His first major television role came as Danny in the 2007 BBC series Party Animals.
Arjona stars as Martine Bancroft, a scientist and fiancée of Morbius. The 29-year-old Puerto Rican actress starred as Dorothy Gale in the Oz book adaptation of Emerald City and as Anathema Device in the television adaptation of Good Omens.
Harris plays Nicholas Morbius, a mentor figure for Michael and Milo, who runs a facility that provides care for the terminally ill. The 60-year-old English actor is known for his roles as Lane Pryce in Mad Men and King George VI in The Crown.
Keaton stars as Adrian Toomes/Vulture – a character who previously appeared in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Toomes is a former lifeguard turned villain.
Keaton, 70, is an internationally acclaimed actor – having played Batman in Tim Burton’s two superhero films in 1989 and 1992. He has appeared in numerous TV shows and films over the years – including a critically acclaimed performance in the dark comedy Birdman.
Gibson stars as Simon Stroud, an FBI agent tasked with catching Morbius and ending his trail of terror. The 43-year-old American actor is best known for his long-running role in the Fast & Furious film franchise. He also plays Robert Epps in the Transformers franchise.
Madrigal plays Al Rodriguez, Stroud’s FBI partner. The 50-year-old American comedian is known for his roles in Ben Affleck’s drama The Way Back and the Jim Carrey-produced series I’m Dying Up Here.