With Sony’s Morbius movie now seemingly set for a 2020 release, the Jared Leto-starrer is reportedly close to finding its female leave.
As per Deadline, Adria Arjona is in talks to play Martine Bancroft opposite Leto’s Michael Morbius. Arjona is likely best known to genre fans for appearances in the likes of Emerald City, Pacific Rim: Uprising and True Detective.
In the world of Marvel Comics, Bancroft was the fiancée of Morbius before his gnarly transformation into a blood-sucker vampire. Even after that change, Martine stays by Michael’s side and helps him in his quest to find a cure for his bloodlust.
For those not familiar with the vampiric Michael Morbius, he’s a character who debuted in 1971’s Amazing Spider-Man #101. A scientist with a rare blood disease, Morbius ends up with vampiric abilities – and also the bloodlust that comes with being such a being. Over the decades, he’s been both a friend and foe of Spider-Man, and he’s also often tied to Blade.
Life’s Daniel Espinosa is on directing duties for Morbius the Living Vampire, with the picture delivered to be the mystery Marvel movie that Sony Pictures has booked in for a July 2020 release.