‘Sony Pictures has set official release dates for its Spider-Man spinoff Morbius. The moves were revealed Friday evening among several tweaks in the studio’s 2019-20 release slate, including pushing back the bows of two Tom Hanks movies: Columbia Pictures’ Greyhound and TriStar’s Mister Rogers pic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Morbius — starring Jared Leto and based on Marvel’s vampire antihero — will come out July 31st, 2020. The July 10 date had been earmarked for a Marvel pic, which turns out was Morbius.
The studio also has a placeholder for a Marvel pic on October 2, 2020. That’s likely now to be Venom 2; the first Venom bowed October 5 and went on to gross $885.8 million worldwide.
Morbius first appeared as a Spider-Man villain in the Marvel comic in October 1971. He was biochemist Michael Morbius, who gains vampire abilities after an experiment goes south. Daniel Espinosa is directing the feature film, which is setting Adria Arjona as the female lead.’