We have some interesting news coming out of Sony and Marvel today. According to Variety, Doctor Who alum Matt Smith will be joining the Morbius film. While details are scarce, we’ve learned that he’s in the final stages of signing onto the project. Additionally, we know that his part will be large. 

So what do we know of the film so far? Well, director Daniel Espinosa has taken the helm with Jared Leto set to star as the titular character. Netflix’s Lost in Space showrunners Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have penned the script. Unfortunately, we don’t know much more. They’re also keeping Matt Smith’s role under wraps so there’s no telling who he will play, at the moment. Rumor is currently swirling that Smith could be playing Loxias Crown, a friend turned enemy of Morbius. In the comics, Crown and Morbius suffer the same blood disorder with the former turning himself into a bloodthirsty vampire. That’s a role that Smith could certainly…sink his teeth into.

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Frankly I’m still shocked that they’re still working on making this film. The slate over at Sony still seems like they’re throwing movie ideas out to fans and seeing what they like the most. Given the success of Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, you would think they would focus on perfecting those series. But apparently not. They cancelled the female led films and kept this one around. Maybe Sony is simultaneously trying to bring vampires back into pop culture popularity while cashing in on the success of Marvel. You never know.

What do you think of Matt Smith throwing his hat into the superhero ring? Are you looking forward to a Morbius film or are you more excited to see Smith in Star Wars: Episode IX? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more superhero news. The untitled Morbius film currently doesn’t have a release date.



Erin Lynch