Adria Arjona may be joining Morbius, the second Sony film centered on a key Spider-Man adversary, after the success of Venom. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arjona is currently in talks to play Martine Bancroft, the one-time fiance of Michael Morbius. After Morbius gets a rare blood disease, he inadvertently turns himself into a vampire while seeking a cure.
Bancroft first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #102 back in 1971, one issue after Morbius, and it was his love for her that drove him to experiment on himself. As a result, she felt she bore some of the responsibility for his transformation.
Jared Leto has been confirmed for the lead role — and celebrated the occasion by shaving on Instagram.
Arjona previously starred in Pacific Rim: Uprising, and also has a role in Netflix's star-studded heist movie Triple Threat alongside Pedro Pascal (the beloved Game of Thrones alum who recently picked up the moniker of The Mandalorian for Disney+).
Morbius may be one of two Sony mystery titles revealed by the studio recently. One will have a pending release date of July 20, 2020. The other, October 2, 2020, is presumably saved for the Venom sequel. Nothing official has been announced at this point.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Next up, to celebrate the theatrical release of Into the Spider-Verse, Sony has released a handful of surprise character cameos that show up through the multi-dimensional adventure. We already knew the film had scored the Oscar-caliber talent of Mahershala Ali and Nicolas Cage, but this new list is seriously impressive.
*SPOILER WARNING: Major spoilers below for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to follow*
Mary Jane, Peter Parker's true love, was voiced by Zoe Kravitz; Katherine Hahn played Doctor Octopus; Lake Bell voiced Vanessa Fisk; and SNL alum Jorma Taccone took on the role of the Green Goblin. But that's not all.
Rapper Post Malone, who has a song on the soundtrack, also plays a bystander, and the rumor about Chris Pine playing one of the film's many iterations of Peter Parker was confirmed. But that's still not all.
The film's post-credits scene takes place well into the future in Nueva York, and features Miguel O'Hara, better known as Spider-Man 2099 — who happens to be voiced by Poe Dameron himself: Oscar Isaac.
Seriously, this is one impressive voice cast. You can check it out for yourself now that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has swung into theaters today.