In the photo the Suicide Squad actor poses behind a clapperboard and announces in the caption that filming has begun for the Daniel Espinosa-directed movie.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) March 5, 2019
The character, Morbius, has never appeared in a Spider-Man movie but he is part of the Marvel universe. Leto plays the titular role as a human vampire born of a faulty experiment.
Former Dr. Who star Matt Smith joins Leto in the film, which is currently an unspecified role, while Pacific Rim and True Detective actress Adria Arjona plays Martine Bancroft.
Meanwhile, it seems that the 47-year-old’s standalone Joker movie might not happen.
A spin-off featuring the actor’s take on the iconic Batman villain – whom he portrays in Suicide Squad – has reportedly been put on hold by Warner Bros.
“The Mad Love-type Joker and Harley Quinn film has also fallen by the wayside, as has the solo Joker project for Jared Leto’s version of the character from Suicide Squad. With Gunn on board as director, the film has plenty of room to bring a new flavor to the series and to the world of DC films as well,” Forbes wrote.