Tyrese Gibson joins the cast of Marvel Spinoff ‘Morbius’

Washington: Hollywood actor Tyrese Gibson was roped in to join the cast of Jared Leto starter ‘Morbius’, a film which is based on the Spider-Man villain of the same name.

The direction of the film is helmed by ‘Safe House’ filmmaker Daniel Espinosa, Variety reports.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast list also includes Matt Smith, the actor known for his work in ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘The Crown’.

Notably, ‘Morbius’ centers on the Marvel character Dr. Michael Morbius (played by Leto in the film) who is a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself. However, he ended up turning himself into a vampire. In the comics, he gained super strength and fangs and ended up fighting Spider-Man, until eventually becoming something of a hero himself.

‘Morbius’ was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane and first appeared in 1971’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man No.

101’, which was the first issue of the series not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.

Morbius is being directed by Scandinavian filmmaker Daniel Espinosa and is being written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.