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Spider-Man spin-off Morbius throws Doctor who is Matt Smith


Add another doctor to the mix.

Doctor Who's 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, will join the cast of Sony's Spider-Man founder Morbius.

Variety reports that Smith is in the final stages of negotiations for Jared Leto's Morbius, but what role he will play is unknown. Smith's recent appearances include his portrayal of Prince Phillip in the second season of The Crown, earning him an Emmy nomination.

Leto, known for his roles in Blade Runner in 2049 and Suicide Squad, confirmed in the middle of last year that he would play the title role of the vampire who became the doctor, Michael Morbius.

The co-creators of Netflix's Lost in Space, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, are behind the script and Daniel Espinosa, known for the science fiction film Life, is a director.

Emerald City and Pacific Rim: Uprising's Adria Arjona was also in talks to take on the female lead, Martine Bancroft, in the film, which will begin filming earlier this year.

In the Comics Michael Morbius is a biochemist who attempts to cure his rare deadly blood disease through experiments, including the use of bat DNA. This makes him a "living vampire", complete with power and despair of human blood. For more information about Morbius, see this statement on the living vampire.

Hope Corrigan is a freelance Australian writer for IGN. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter Mixer and Twitch.

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