Jared Leto was seen taking a phone call on the Manchester set of Morbius last Thursday. No stranger to the comic book world, Leto is trading in his joker makeup to play the character Morbius based on the Spidey villain of the same name.

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The character is an anti-hero with vampire tendencies. Morbius was a scientists whose attempt at curing a blood disease left him with fangs and blood thirst. The character should be no problem for Leto who won the Prince of Darkness award back in 2006.

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Leto was not completely sure about playing the role until he was assured it was headed in the right direction. He met with Safehouse director Daniel Espinosa while touring with his band. After the meeting, Leto and Espinosa were in on the project.