With Sony and Marvel's new film Morbius at long last hitting cinemas following several delays, Jared Leto has shared his excitement at finally bringing the vampiric antihero to the big screen for the first time.
In a new interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (watch below), the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman reveals he had a childhood love of vampires thanks to his grandma, who let him watch the original Dracula as a kid. Ever since, he's been "in love" with them, and as such, he's thrilled to be playing one in a lead role as well as just generally having such a big role in a project such as this.
“This is the first time I’ve ever starred in a big Marvel movie like this and I’m incredibly excited,” Jared enthuses. “It’s the first time that Morbius has ever been on the screen, so that was a big honour to get asked to bring this character to life.”
He also (sort of) addresses the rumours about the Sinister Six, which is a group of Spider-Man supervillains originally consisting of Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman and Kraven the Hunter, but later including the likes of Morbius and Venom. Jared had sparked conversation about them after wearing a '6' necklace at the Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere, but jokes to Jimmy that, “It was actually meant to be a nine, it just got flipped.” Hmmmm…
Watch the interview below: