The release date for Morbius, the Marvel movie from Sony starring Jared Leto, has been delayed, yet again.
The movie has come a really long way, for its release, and as of now, it seems that it is not over yet. Initially slated to arrive on July, 2020, Morbius was postponed to March, 2021. It was then pushed back to October 8, 2021. The release date for the movie was then pushed back to January 21, 2022 and ten again delayed by a week to January 28, 2022. And now finally, it was announced that it will finally (as of now), be releasing on April 1, 2022.
According to a report from Variety, this decision to delay the release of Morbius and push it back to April 1, 2022, might be because Sony Pictures might want the movie to perform better. Another suggestion is that the decision might be influenced by the fact that by April, it is expected that the number of Omicron cases might be coming down and hence people might be more interested in going to the theatres again.
In December, 2021, Sony released Spider-Man: No Way Home. And it quickly became the biggest movie in the history of Sony as well as one of the biggest movies of all times. The movie continues to perform extremely well at the box office, globally.
Jared Leto's Morbius Gets Delayed Yet Again, To April, 2022
Considering the fact that Sony‘s December release, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is still performing well at the box office, globally, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in the Omicron cases, it could very well be a wise move on the studio as well. Comic book characters such as Morbius are not exactly as well known as some of the others. And especially not as famous as Venom or even Spider-Man. The audience will be needing some time to adjust to this new character and hence, if released now, the movie’s success at the box office might get affected because ofthe already successful Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The movie will be focusing on the Marvel character, biochemist, Dr. Michael Morbius, who is suffering from a rare form of blood disease. In his quest to cure himself from the same, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism, instead. Created for Marvel by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, the screenplay for the movie has been written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
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