Jared Leto Says Movie Theatres Would No Longer Exist “If It Wasn’t For Marvel Films”
Jared Leto is getting ready for his big screen debut in Morbius as the title character. Despite playing a human-turned-vampire seeming like a stretch for Leto, who played the Joke in Suicide Squad, he believes that without these types of movies, theaters would cease to exist.
“If it wasn’t for Marvel films, I don’t even know if theaters would exist,” Leto told Variety. “It doesn’t seem like there’s room for everyone, and that starts to become a little heartbreaking.”
He went on to say that comic book adaptations "keeping cinema alive" by bringing people out of their homes and into theaters.
“I also have gratitude for these movies because they’re keeping cinema alive,” he added.
The Morbius actor also credited his love of film to going to the movies as a kid.
“I know how important that was for me as a kid… escaping to the movies,” he explained. “That cultural experience was quite informative and impactful. I saw movies in theaters that changed my life.”
Leto isn’t the only one who thinks Marvel movies deserve more credit. Samuel L. Jackson, MCU mainstay and acting legend, also thinks superhero movies deserve more credit, and said in an interview with the New York Times that the Oscars should create a category for "most popular movie" and award it to Spider-Man: No Way Home for its astonishing box office success.
On April 1, Leto will debut as Morbius. Below is the latest featurette for the film.