With a 3-month delay, Marvel’s movie starring Jared Leto, Morbius, will be released in April 2022. Due to the considerable achievement of the former movie, Venom, three years ago, Sony had an intention of going on to produce its cinematic universe focusing on Spider-Man villains. As a result, Morbius became an appropriate choice with Leto’s acting as Dr. Michael Morbius. This character is a Living Vampire because of his treatment to a rare illness. The director of this movie is Daniel Espinosa, combined with Michael Keaton’s Vulture, it is doubted to have an interrelationship with Marvel Cinematic Universe or other Spider-Man franchises.
Having Morbius appears is not an easy route to complete. Owing to the global epidemic Covid-19, which swept through the Hollywood movie industry, the first planned release date of Morbius in July 2020 was canceled until March 2021. Despite its hope of relief from the pandemic in 2021, the movie was still unable to hit the theaters and was delayed 7 months to October this year. Again, it was until January 2022 that Morbius was scheduled to be on air as a consequence of Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s late release.
However, Sony, one more time, declared to postpone the date when Morbius comes out until April 1, 2022. In total, there are seven times that the release date for this movie is changed, including several minor delays for a week and the more remarkable ones. Spider-Man: No Way Home is overwhelming the box office, however, it is observed an increase in the number of positive COVID tests because of the omicron variation.
Indeed, even with this new Morbius delivery date, Sony’s superhuman film should be situated for a spectacular opening. The few opening days of April will not see any straightforward rivalry to compete with Leto’s Marvel film. Yet, Morbius’ greatest enemy will appear during its second and third weeks in theaters, which are Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Both of those tent poles will draw in comparable socioeconomics as Morbius, resulting in more strain on Morbius to achieve such an impressive opening.
Apparently, audiences shouldn’t be taken aback by Sony’s decision to postpone the release date of Morbius until April 2022 as the previous movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home is so thriving in the theatrical sector that hardly any other films hitting the cinemas can beat it for the next few weeks. Delaying Morbius guarantees Sony’s two titles will not compete with one another, regardless of whether the No Way Home publicity possibly could have drawn more attention. Moreover, this gives Sony is also allowed to wait for a drop in COVID cases and make crowds happier with going to theaters. At present, there is nothing more exciting to know to what extent viewers will be attracted to Morbius’s arrival after several postponements.