Everyone Is Roasting Jared Leto’s Questionable Acting In ‘Morbius’
"I had 2 Morbius tickets in my car and someone broke in and left 4 more."
Notorious method actor Jared Leto has come under fire for his performance as the titular vampire in Morbius, Sony Pictures’ take on the Marvel Universe which premiered this week to some pretty bad reviews.
The film fleshes out the origin story of Spiderman’s supernatural nemesis and has so far received a 19 percent average on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics calling it “the single most anemic Marvel movie ever made” and “boring“.
Leto plays Dr Michael Morbius, a doctor who accidentally becomes a blood-sucking creature of the night after trying to synthesise a cure for his rare blood disease.
‘Morbius’ debuts with an outstanding score of 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 47 reviews. pic.twitter.com/tnsEnCKZyy
— Pop Base (@PopBase) March 31, 2022
Leto’s performance marks his second attempt at portraying a superhero villain, after tackling the Joker in DC Comic’s Suicide Squad back in 2016. His offstage antics during the production of the movie ended up being more controversial than his actual performance of the Joker, and included dumping a dead pig in his fellow cast members’ dressing room and gifting Margot Robbie a live rat.
Similarly, Morbius director Daniel Espinosa told Variety that he was “scared” for Leto’s health, due to the intensity of his method acting during production, and revealed that he “sensed the crew backed off” during a scene involving the actor breaking glass.
Meanwhile, the internet has been quick to drag Leto’s presence in both Marvel and DC’s worst comic book adaptations.
— Chris Hewatt (@GawkingGeek) March 31, 2022
Be careful out there everyone. I had 2 Morbius tickets in my car and someone broke in and left 4 more. pic.twitter.com/AUtwDehdbM
— jarviss ᱬ (@jrvsscarlet) March 31, 2022
Just watched Morbius & gosh the tears in my eyes. The plot, The themes, the characters, the dynamics, the drama, the lore, the emotional moments…everything was garbage from beginning to end. On my way to the hospital, definitely the worst movie I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/YoiVFjRN5e
— starscourge krimson (@LinkAegis) March 30, 2022
I hope morbius is a good movie but I highly doubt it. 😔 pic.twitter.com/KT2t0owuKw
— Burdck__ (@BurdckWasTaken) March 27, 2022
While the film is expected to make at least $33 million at the box office over the weekend, people have joked about viewing the movie in close to empty cinemas.
— Adzz (@AdzzCx) March 31, 2022
Leto recently received praise for playing a vampiric ghoul of the corporate variety, the disgraced WeWork founder Adam Neumann in the Apple Tv original series WeCrashed.