Sony’s Morbius, starring Jared Leto, is being pushed back again. This time the pushback is due to the Omicron surge. This is the sixth time Sony Studios has pushed the movie back. Sony’s Morbius was originally slated to be released in theaters on July 10, 202o. Due to the pandemic, the studio pushed it back to July 31, 2020. But the pandemic wasn’t getting any better, as we have seen, so Sony moved the movie to March 19, 2021, and then to October 8, 2021. Sony then moved it to late January 28, 2022. There was no real reason for the move. Now, it has been announced to move the movie officially to April 1, 2022.
Let’s hope this won’t be an April Fool’s Joke and be moved again, that’s hoping Sony will stick to this release date. Hollywood is definitely having a hard time releasing any movie due to the pandemic. Thanks to Spiderman: No Way Home, crossing $600 million domestically in its third week, gives us hope of the box office numbers to how they used to be pre-pandemic.
Like Spiderman, Morbius is from the Marvel Comics. Morbius is a vampire who first appeared in 1971 in The Amazing Spider-man #101. Morbius stars Jared Leto who is well known for his roles in Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Suicide Squad, where he played the iconic comic book villain, Joker.
Sony’s Morbius is about the following, as stated on the IMDB page: “Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. Sony’s Morbius also stars Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Adria Arjona, and Michael Keaton, reportedly reprising his Marvel role of Vulture.”
Here’s hoping this will be the last time the film moves but, since we’re still in the midst of the pandemic, we’ll have to wait and see if the movie moves again. Until then, Sony’s Morbius will be released in theaters April 1, 2021.