Sigh. Here we go again.
Sony Pictures has announced they are moving the release of Morbius by three months, releasing on April 1st instead of on January 28th.
Making this the fourth (feels like tenth) time Morbius has had to postpone it release. The film was supposed to debut on July 10, 2020, but COVID-19 laughed at that. As the pandemic has continued, Morbius has went through an array of release dates — such as July 31, 2020, then March 19, 2021, then Oct. 8, 2021, and finally moving Jan. 21, 2022, before shifting yet again to the Jan. 28 date that it just bailed on. To be fair, Omicron (not Omarion) is just the latest unexpected twist.
In its new release date, Morbius will go against “Easter Sunday,” a comedy with Jimmy O. Yang and Tiffany Haddish, as well as the Chris Pine thriller The Contractor.
Sony which is still celebrating the blockbuster miracle that is Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, probably wants to give Morbius more room to breathe and allow the Omicron variant time to unpeak itself.
In the movie, Jared Leto plays antihero Michael Morbius, who attempts a desperate gamble in order to treat a rare blood discoed, one that makes him more familiar with a darkness inside of him.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa and co-stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.