Spider-Man Spin-Off ‘Morbius’ Adds Former ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith

/Film | 1/24/2019 | Jacob Hall
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Matt Smith, best known for starring in Doctor Who from 2010 through 2014, is joining the Spider-Verse. The Emmy-nominated actor has been cast in Morbius, the upcoming villain spin-off starring Jared Leto as the “living vampire” who sometimes fights Spider-Man and sometimes fights crime. Will he fight Matt Smith? We have no idea!

Variety has the news of Smith’s casting, but the details are under wraps at the moment. However, Smith’s post-Who career has seen him taking on a number of villainous roles (including a bizarre cameo in the disastrous Terminator: Genisys), so that would be a good guess. With unique look and wiry frame, it’s easy to imagine him vanishing under latex to play another supernatural Marvel character. After all, Morbius needs someone to punch a lot.

Morbius - Heels - Venom - Audiences - World

Morbius is coming together on the heels of Venom, which proved that audiences around the world are apparently okay with movies starring Spider-Man villains but not Spider-Man. However, Venom is among the most popular members of Spidey’s rogues’ gallery and Morbius is…well, niche is the kind word. Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1971, Dr. Michael Morbius is a scientist who accidentally turns himself into a vampire while trying...
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