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Jared Leto signs on for 'Spider-Man' spinoff

Jared Leto performs with his band, Thirty Seconds

Jared Leto performs with his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Carson, Calif., on May 12. Credit: Getty Images for KROQ/Christopher Polk

The Joker is wild about doing another comic book-themed movie.

Jared Leto, who played Batman’s arch-villain The Joker in the 2016 movie “Suicide Squad” will star this time in "Morbius," Sony’s latest entry into its Marvel-based, Spider-Man-centric universe of characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will feature the Oscar winner (2013's "Dallas Buyer's Club") as the antihero Morbius the Living Vampire, a character created for the 1971 comic “The Amazing Spider-Man #101” by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane.

Morbius starts as a scientist stricken with a blood disease. His attempt to cure himself naturally goes awry.

Daniel Espinosa (2012's "Safe House," 2017's "Life") will direct. No word yet on a premiere date.

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