Morbius the Living Vampire is starting production, and there is a lot of movement now on the Spider-Man spinoff.

First up, Matt Smith, best known for his role as Doctor Who, is in final talks to join the cast in an unknown role. Variety had the news exclusively, but there was no indication as to the role. Considering Morbius isn’t known for working with anyone, it’s even difficult to try to guess who Smith may be.

Meanwhile, the release date has been announced as July 31, 2020. Originally Sony had announced a mystery Marvel date of July 10, 2020, so it appears the studio moved the date back a few weeks. This still leaves an unconfirmed Marvel sequel for Oct. 2, 2020, but that is almost definitely Venom 2.

Now we wait for the first images to appear so we can see what Jared Leto looks like in the makeup. It’s sure to be interesting.

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