First Look at Jared Leto as Morbius

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 16: Actor Jared Leto attends the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)


Jared Leto has gone from Joker to Vampire. While his version of Joker wasn’t that well received, he’s returning to the big screen to take on another comic book character, this time for Marvel as he takes on the role of living vampire, Dr. Michael Morbius.

The character isn’t a vampire in the traditional sense.¬†Morbius¬†gained his vampiric qualities after conducting a series of experiments intended to cure a rare blood disease. Those experiments went horribly wrong. He grew fangs and developed a need for blood to survive. However, his victims do not become vampires after they’re bitten.

Get your first look below. The movie is set to hit theaters July 31st.