Morbius Has Been Delayed Until January 2022
Spider-Man spin-off was set to arrive in October, but it won't be with us until next year now.
The Spider-man spin-off movie Morbius has been delayed until January 21, 2022. The film, which stars Jared Leto, was set to arrive on October 8 this year, having already been pushed twice, from releases in July 2020 and March 2021.
Morbius is one of several movies that Sony has delayed. The video game adaptation Uncharted will now arrive in February 2022, with Ghostbusters: Afterlife shifting to November 2021. The studio also pushed Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Cinderella to June and July 2021 respectively.
The movie is based on the Marvel comic book Morbius: The Living Vampire, and stars Leto as a biologist with a rare blood disease, who gains the powers of a vampire when he performs an experiment involving vampire bat DNA. It also stars Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Adria Arjona (Good Omens), Jared Harris (The Terror), and Tyrese Gibson (the Fast & Furious series). The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life, Safe House).
Last year's Morbius trailer caused some confusion, with a poster of Spider-Man and the appearance of Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Michael Keaton implying that the film takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while this seems unlikely, given Marvel's tight rein on its stories and characters, this isn't the first time there has been confusion like this.
Morbius is one of several movies based on Spider-Man characters that Sony is planning. The Venom sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, is currently scheduled for a June release, although, of course, that could be delayed as well. In May last year, it was reported that Jessica Jones director S.J. Clarkson had been hired to work on a female-focused project--possibly Madame Webb--while Supergirl and Arrow writer Marc Guggenheim is writing a Jackpot movie. In addition, films focusing on Black Cat, Silver Sable, Silk, and Kraven the Hunter have all been rumored over the past couple of years.