There has been little news about Sony's villain-focused Morbius film in recent months, which was to be expected since all the attention has been on the changes coming to the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe, to which Sony's Spider-Man-based superhero films are somewhat bound. That bond with the MCU may grow even stronger if recent rumors of an exciting cameo are to be believed.
According to DR Movie News, citing an unnamed source who has seen actual footage, actor J.K. Simmons will appear in Morbius, reprising his role as Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson. Freelance media journalist Daniel Richtman seemed to confirm that footage of Simmons as J.J did exist for the upcoming Sony film, though no descriptions were provided.
If these rumors are true, the cameo would confirm that Sony's Venom and Morbius do not simply exist in a shared universe of their own, but are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside Spider-Man, who was recently the subject of conflict between Marvel Studios and Sony, though that issue has since been settled and Spider-Man will continue to appear in the MCU.
J.K Simmons become a fan-favorite through his portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. He last appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home, satisfying a long-standing desire from fans to see Simmons back in the role, although the MCU's adaptation of the comic book character is the host of an online news outlet rather than the editor-in-chief of a newspaper.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular character, Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, Tyrese Gibson as Agent Stroud and Jared Harris in an undisclosed role. The film is set to be released July 31, 2020.