Morbius star Jared Harris says that he is not playing Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus in the upcoming Jared Leto film.
There is a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film. Fans were shocked to see Michael Keaton pop up at the end of the film’s trailer for an apparent appearance as Spider-Man antagonist Adrain Tooms, a.k.a. The Vulture. Some have speculated that this could be setting up a potential Sinister Six film which Sony has been trying to make for some time now. More interestingly, some have even speculated that Morbius may be setting up an appearance by Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus.
Another mystery surrounding Morbius is the role of Jared Harris. The name of his character has not been revealed and some have speculated that Jared Harris may, in fact, playing Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus. Unfortunately for all of us, Jared Harris has already shot this Doctor Octopus idea down.
While speaking to Variety, Jared Harris was directly asked if he was playing Spider-Man antagonist, Doctor Octopus. The Morbius star flat out denied that he was playing Doctor Octopus although he did say that he loved the imagination of fans:
“No. I love the imagination that the fans have, it’s exciting for me to think about the imagination that that fans have. But yeah no, it’s not.”
What character do you think Jared Harris is playing in Morbius? Could he still, in fact, be playing Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Morbius:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.
Jared Leto’s Morbius will be released in theaters on July 31, 2020.