Morbius Release Date Delayed Updates Sony Pictures has pushed back the release date of Morbius. Due to worries about the fast-spreading Omicron form of the novel coronavirus that has expanded the ongoingCOVID-19 pandemic, the Jared Leto-led superhero film will no longer be released later this month on January 28. Morbius, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, has been postponed till April 1. As a result, Morbius is no longer the year’s first superhero film. That honour now (maybe momentarily, depending on Omicron) goes to Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, which is set to hit theatres on March 4th. Is it possible, though, that 2022 will be a repeat of 2020?
About Morbius Release Date Delayed
This is Morbius’ fifth postponement owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Morbius film was slated for a late July 2020 release before the coronavirus put the world on lockdown in March 2020. Morbius was initially pushed back to March 2021, then to October 2021, and finally to January 2022. It won’t be released until at least April 2022. This is largely due to Sony Pictures’ desire to avoid producing its own films. Venom: Let There Be Carnage, starring Tom Hardy, was released in October 2021, followed by Ghostbusters: Afterlife in November 2021,and Spider-Man: No Way Home in December2021, all in theatres.
The second point is particularly interesting in light of the fact that the new Spider-Man film continues to set pandemic and non-pandemic box office records. Not only is Spider-Man: No Way Home the most successful film of the COVID-19 era, but it is also the 12th highest-grossing film of all time(and the third highest-grossing Hollywood movie of all time in India). This shows that moviegoers are willing to take risks in order to see films they truly want to see. Morbius, on the other hand, does not have that kind of buzz. Furthermore, Omicron is a far more serious threat than it was last month. And Sony Pictures has made it clear that it is not willing to take a risk and perhaps lose money.
With Morbius out of the way, the focus will shift to other major Hollywood releases. Death on the Nile (February 11), starring Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Rose Leslie, Dawn French, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, Letitia Wright, and directed by Kenneth Branagh, is the next big release. How long will Disney keep the show running before shutting it down? Following that, Sony Pictures will be in the spotlight once more, with its long-awaited adaptation of the Uncharted PlayStation video game, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, set to hit theatres on February 18.
In the United States, the highly anticipated period action drama RRR, directed by S.S.Rajamouli (Baahubali), has already cancelled its January 7 release date. RRR is no longer dated. Meanwhile, the next two major releases, Prabhas’ period romantic film Radhe Shyam (January 14) and Akshay Kumar’s historical action drama Prithviraj (January 21), have been postponed for the time being.
The Morbius film also stars Matt Smith as Morbius’ friend Loxias Crown, who suffers from the same blood disease as Morbius, Adria Arjona as Morbius’ scientist fiancée Martine Bancroft, Jared Harris as Morbius ‘professor mentor, Al Madrigal as an FBI agent hunting Morbius, and Tyrese Gibson as a super powered FBI agent also hunting Morbius. Morbius, like the Venom films, is apart of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.