‘Morbius’: Jared Leto Eyes ‘Sinister Six’ Villain Team-Up Movie
“I think a more sinister version of this Marvel Multiverse would be a lot of fun,” Leto said.
“Morbius” may have received the second-lowest CinemaScore of any movie based on a Marvel comic, but Jared Leto isn’t done with his vampire persona just yet.
For years, Sony has pondered making a “Sinister Six” movie, based on the comics featuring iconic Spider-Man villains teaming up to wreak havoc. Leto previously expressed his desire to see Morbius fight all three Spider-Man actors, but apparently he’d like to share the screen with other villains as well. Talk to The Hollywood Reporter to promote the film, Leto made it clear that he would like to do an evil version of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and team up with other villains from across the Spider-Man franchise.
“I mean, I would love to be in it. I would love to see it, and we’ll see what the future holds,” Leto said. “But, you know, I think a more sinister version of this Marvel multiverse, that would be a lot of fun. And what incredible talents they have lined up with some of these iconic characters. It’s just…it’s amazing.
While none of the films were particularly well received by critics, Sony was able to produce them for relatively modest budgets (by superhero standards) and they perform well enough to be profitable. In an age when a studio’s greatest asset is the comic book intellectual property it controls, Jared Leto could get his “Sinister Six” movie sooner than you think.
And even if he doesn’t, Dr. Michael Morbius isn’t the only supervillain role Leto wants to reprise. Last month, when asked if he was interested in playing The Joker again, Leto coyly replied “never say never”.
“Morbius” is now playing in theaters.