Morbius’ Theatrical Release Gets Pushed Back To April


SONY is riding high right now with the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Not only is it the first film to break $1 Billion since 2019 and is SONY’s most profitable film of all time, but it is currently the 12th highest grossing film of all time. SONY is pushing full speed ahead with their plans for future films and spin-offs connected to the Tom Holland iteration of the classic character. Both Venom films did really ell at the box office and the upcoming Morbius film looks to also be very entertaining. However we’ll have to wait a little longer to see it come to fruition. 


Due to the recent rise on COVID-19 cases SONY has decided to postpone the film’s release yet again. The film was originally scheduled to come out on July 10th of 2020, but was pushed back to July 31st due to reshoots. But then the COVID-19 Pandemic began and pushed the film back to March of 2021, then October 2021, then Jan 21st 2022, then January 28th, 2022 and now the current release date for the film is set for April 1st, 2022.

SONY has been postponing multiple films due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was originally meant to release October of 2020 but got pushed back a year. Hotel Transylvania 4 was supposed to release in July of 2021 but then got pushed back to October, then just skipped theaters and will release on Amazon Prime on January 14th, 2022. So another delay isn’t surprising.

Hopefully the film will be worth the extra 3 month delay as audiences await to see if Jared Leto will redeem himself ever since his infamously ridiculed portrayal of The Joker in the 2016 Suicide Squad. If the film succeeds perhaps we will also see Morbius cross paths with Tom Holland in the future.

The film will now release on April 1st, 2022. 

Source: IGN

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