MORBIUS Star Jared Leto Teases What Fans Can Expect From His First Marvel Movie; Hints At Script Issues

MORBIUS Star Jared Leto Teases What Fans Can Expect From His First Marvel Movie; Hints At Script Issues

Morbius star Jared Leto talks candidly about joining the Marvel Universe, but hints at possible issues by noting that with a film like this one, "you don’t really start with a gem of a script."

Jared Leto has been talking a lot about Morbius in recent interviews, and while the film was originally scheduled for 2020, it now won't arrive in theaters until 2022 (a surprise considering it's finished). 

Comic book fans have already lowered their expectations for the SPUMC release, especially after Venom took what many felt was one liberty too many with the source material. However, it seems even Leto is attempting to temper expectations for Morbius, a film he's excited about, but perhaps not 100% sold on.

"It’s a pressure cooker," Leto told Variety after being asked what the experience of making a Marvel film is like. "You have a clock ticking. They’re expensive films. And so, all of the decisions and the time to make those decision are a little bit more heated and so it can be a little more stressful. I think it’s more common with these big movies, you don’t really start with a gem of a script."

"You start with a hope and a dream and an idea of something," he continued. "And you all try to work as hard as you can, in this given amount of time, to make it as good as it can be."

Reading between the lines here, it sounds like Leto is acknowledging some story issues with Morbius, and essentially saying that everyone involved worked as hard as possible to elevate the material. It's possible that isn't what he meant, but these comments are definitely...noteworthy. 

Leto was, however, a little more positive in an interview with Deadline"I think it's going to be kind of like the perfect, hopefully on the end of COVID, Post-COVID, film for people to enjoy, 'Let's just go to the theater, have some fun, and enjoy a big Hollywood movie."

"Talk about a fun movie. I loved it," Leto added. "You go from being like this frail person whose at the end of his life to being this incredibly vibrant, healthy person. And then of course things start to change, and there's a price to be paid. So that's a lot of fun and there were like these three stages that we go to play with, so I got to wrap up some of what I love to do in one of these huge Marvel characters in this Marvel-Sony movie that had never been on screen before."

Alas, it's going to be a long time before we get to watch Morbius and make a decision for ourselves! 

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