VIDEO: Watch First Look at Jared Leto as the Living Vampire in 'Morbius' Trailer

Jared Leto as Morbius, the living vampire in 'Morbius' first trailer
Jared Leto as Morbius, the living vampire in 'Morbius' first trailer | YouTube / IGN

Jared Leto is tackling his next comic book character, and it looks like this time will be more promising.

The Academy Award-winning actor is portraying the titular role in Sony's Morbius—also known as Morbius, the living vampire or Dr. Michael Morbius—from Marvel Comics. It will belong in the shared universe which started with Venom (2018), following Spider-Man characters. The new film is helmed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe) and will co-star Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Matt Smith (The Crown), among several other notable names.

You can watch the first full-length trailer below.

This origin story will follow Dr. Morbius, who after suffering from a rare blood disease attempts to cure himself by experimenting with vampire bat DNA and electroshock therapy... which only makes things more complicated.

Morbius swoops into theaters July 31, 2020.