As studios continue to grapple with the impact of the epidemic on the film industry, Sony has postponed the release of the comic thriller Morbius starring Jared Leto. The film has been postponed countless times during the pandemic crisis, and it was recently scheduled to be released on March 19. Now, the film will premiere in cinemas on October 8.
Due to the pandemic, most movies originally scheduled for release in early 2021 have been postponed. However, there are still several works on the calendar in the first few months of this year, including Camila Cabello’s Cinderella (also from Sony) on February 5 and Disney on March 12 and the 20th century “King’s Man”. Sony did not mention Cinderella’s plans in Monday’s announcement, although the fantasy adaptation is unlikely to maintain its February release date-unless it is sent to a streaming service or on-demand premium video on demand in advance.
Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The superhero movie is based on the character of Marvel comics, centered on a biochemist who became a vampire after trying to cure a rare blood disease. Leto plays Michael Morbius and actors Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson.
The infamous Spider-Man enemy, Morbius, comes from Sony’s Marvel character library. Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man” movie is linked to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, while Sony is trying to fight Leto’s anti-hero and Venom (The alien symbiosis depicted by Tom Hardy) together to launch their own interconnected comic world. The studio's unexpected 2018 sequel “Venom: Indulgence” is expected to be released on June 25, 2021, although the postponement of “Morbius” may change these plans.
Release Date: January 21, 2022
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson