Morbius release date gets pushed back, obviously


The coronavirus strikes again, forcing Sony to push back the release date of its Spider-Man spinoff Morbius.

Sony chose a bad time to expand its budding Spider-Man Cinematic Universe. Morbius, the first of several movies starring Spider-Man supporting characters, was originally supposed to come out in theaters way back in July of last year, but was pushed back for obvious reasons. The new date was going to be March 19 of this year, but it doesn’t look like those obvious reasons will be gone by then, so the movie has been pushed back again, according to Variety. The new date: October 8, 2021.

We can probably expect more release dates to be pushed back in the near future. Sony has Cinderella coming out on February 5, but I doubt that movie will be making it to the ball. WarnerMedia solved this problem by announcing that all of its 2021 movies will come out in theaters and on its streaming service HBO Max on the same day, but Sony doesn’t really have that option. It does technically have a streaming service called Bravia Core, but neither nor I have ever heard of it, so releasing movies on there probably isn’t going to make up for lost box office revenue. It’s pretty much delay or die for Sony.

As for the movie itself, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the title character, a biochemist with a rare blood disease. When he tries to cure it, he turns himself into a vampire, basically. Whoops.

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