We recently learned that Sony was in the preliminary stages of putting together a cast for the Jared Leto-led Morbius and speculated on the identity of the film’s female lead. We can now confirm that our speculation was correct and that Michael Morbius’ fiancee Martine Bancroft will indeed be the film’s female lead.
Bancroft was first introduced to readers in 1971’s The Amazing Spider-Man #102 and has had a long, twisted history in the comics. Though she was his fiancee, Bancroft also became one of Morbius’ first victims and became a vampire herself. She’s been dead and resurrected more than once and has some interesting connections to some characters that we think Sony might be able to use should the decide to go forward with additional Morbius‘ films.
Morbius, directed by Daniel Espinosa, is expected to begin filming this November and has no official release date as of this story.