Sony Pictures’ upcoming Marvel film Morbius will no longer release in theaters later this month on January 28 as the superhero film has been delayed once again.
Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases because of the Omicron variant, the film has been pushed back to April. The Jared Leto-led film will now release on April 1, where it will go up against The Contractor and Easter Sunday. April also features the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 just one week later, plus several notable films such as Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Northman, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
“One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius,” reads the synopsis. “Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?
Based on the character created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in 1971, Morbius sees the introduction of Jared Leto as Marvel’s anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire. Joining him are Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Loxias Crown, Adria Arjona (Good Omens) as Martine Bancroft, Jared Harris (The Crown) as Morbius’ mentor, and Tyrese Gibson (Fast and the Furious) as an FBI agent.
Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. It is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster.