Matt Smith Joins the “Spider-Man” Rival Film

Matt Smith. Photo by Billy Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9328561nf)

Spider-Man best start working on spinning himself a web wall…

That’s because one of his arch rivals is getting his own film.

Peter Parker’s nemeses have already come to life in solo ventures such as Venom which was released last year and is gearing up for a sequel, once again starring Tom Hardy as the titular character.

Now another of Spidey’s enemies is set to get his own origin story — Morbius.

First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 in 1971, Morbius was a scientist who tried to cure himself of a blood disease, but became afflicted with vampiric traits such as fangs and a thirst for blood.

Director of Safe House, Daniel Espinosa, will helm the movie, with Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto already signed on to star. He will now be joined by Matt Smith of The Crown in an unconfirmed — yet major — role.

Production on Morbius begins in February.