Thirty Seconds To Mars singer Jared Leto has been cast as Morbius The Living Vampire in an upcoming Spider-Man spin-off from Sony Pictures. The film will be called Morbius and will be directed by Daniel Espinosa, who helmed last year’s sci-fi thriller Life. Morbius was created in 1971 by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, with the character first appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. The character was a scientist who tried to cure himself of a blood disease, but was transformed into a vampire-like being who became at first a Spider-Man villain and later an anti-hero. The film is expected to start production later this year and will follow both Venom in October and Spider-Man: Far from Home, which will premiere next July. All three films are part of a mini-Marvel Universe being created by Sony around Spider-Man villains. Leto previously made his comic book movie debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad as the Joker, a role he is reportedly going to reprise in either a standalone movie or a Suicide Squad sequel. 30 Seconds To Mars is currently in the midst of a lengthy North American tour that next stops in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday.