We have a new production update to share concerning Sony Pictures’ Morbius, the second Spider-Man spin-off feature film focusing on villain turned hero Dr. Michael Morbius, played by Oscar-winner Jared Leto. Filming is said to begin this February (previously supported by producer Matt Tolmach) in London, England and HN Entertainment has now learned the production is expected to wrap photography sometime in May.
Morbius will be using the working title Plasma something that was previously revealed by ProductionWeekly, and we’ve been able to reaffirm ourselves from our own sources.
The production team assembled for Morbius includes cinematographer Oliver Wood (Safe House, Bourne trilogy, The Equalizer 2), production designer Stefania Cella (White Boy Rick, Lucy In The Sky aka Pale Blue Dot), 2nd unit director/stunt coordinator Gary Powell (Skyfall, Jason Bourne, Spectre, Casino Royale), and art director Martin Gendron (Venom, Punisher: War Zone).
The rest of the casting announcements should be made in the near future as actress Adria Arjona is reportedly in talks for the role of Martine Bancroft.
There is a good chance that Venom 2 could begin filming in late summer or fall, as Sony has just hired returning screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) to pen the sequel while the studio seeks a new director.
Sony Pictures hasn’t made this official but there is now an expectation that Morbius will be released on July 10th, 2020 and Venom 2 for October 2nd, 2020. The studio had recently mapped-out those dates for Marvel projects.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT