"Morbius" director Daniel Espinosa says the title character of the movie is similar to other Marvel characters such as Wolverine and Magneto.

"Most great heroes are antiheroes. Most of us are resistant to accept that we are the chosen ones, and Morbius is the same," the 44-year-old Swedish director told The Direct on Wednesday.

The director said the most interesting Marvel characters are those with grey shades.

"The most interesting characters in the Marvel universe have always been those that have had one foot on each side: Magneto, Rogue, Wolverine, in his own way, Venom," he said. "All of these characters are the ones that are fundamentally the most fascinating for us as moviegoers and comic book readers."

The upcoming Marvel movie revolves around a character, Biochemist Michael Morbius (played by Jared Leto), who struggles to find a cure for his rare blood disease. However, the human experiments done on him goes wrong as he turns into a vampire.

Espinosa explained that Morbius is a good man, who gets a horrible disease that turns him into a monster.

"When Morbius discovers his inner beast, he becomes afraid of it – and because he's afraid, he's also afraid of his powers," he explained. "He's afraid that they will take over and change him, so he's constantly resisting them."

The director noted that Morbius should accept his fate in order to become a hero. "Morbius' journey is to accept that he will still remain the person that he is, but he has to harness these powers," he added.

The highly anticipated flick also stars Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson and Al Madrigal. Morbius' character was first introduced in the comic book "The Amazing Spider-Man #101" in 1971.

"Morbius" is scheduled to release on April 1.

Besides the Marvel flick, Leto will also feature in various projects, including "WeCrashed," "Adrift" and "Tron 3."

The next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to hit the theaters after "Morbius" is "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," which is slated to release on May 6.

Jared Leto as Morbius
A scene from the trailer of "Morbius" Sony Pictures/Morbius