It sounds like a joke that Morbius is moving to a new theatrical release date of April 1st. No one is laughing with COVID-19 spreading rapidly this winter.
With the success of comic book movies from Sony Pictures with its Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, comic book fans are itching for more stories in this Spiderverse.
Sadly, with COVID-19 infection numbers re-setting records, the year 2022 looks like the past two years with delays and postponements.
Originally, the film was slated for January 28, which it has no major competition except for indie titles in the theaters. The first debut date was scheduled for July 10, 2020, but that day was at the height of the pandemic with shutdowns. Then it went through the cycle of “kicking the can” to March 19, 2021, then October 8, 2021, and hopefully settling on January 21, 2022. And now, it’s another three months later all thanks to ‘Rona.
Morbius stars Jared Leto playing Dr. Michael Morbius, who is suffering from a rare blood disease. In an attempt for a cure, he converted himself into a vampire and ended up being an antihero.
Other cast members included Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. Daniel Espinosa directed the movie.
Morbius is the first major film to make its postponement announcements. A few film festivals across the nation already made plans to be virtual or with cancellations. Even with the record-setting Spider-Man: No Way Home box office numbers, the theater box office still has a very long way to go in its return to normalcy.
Hopefully, Morbius’ hope is to even see the light of day before this summer.
What do you guys think about the theatrical delay of Morbius?