Sony’s Morbius, starring Jared Leto has been moved from 19 March to 8 October 2021.
The comic book thriller has been delayed numerous times due to COVID-19. As studios continue to grapple with the pandemic’s impact on the film industry, Sony’s choice to delay this major Marvel movie may be to protect the film from any box office flops.
With Morbius moved to a later date, it remains unclear if other movies on Sony’s slate planned for early-mid 2021 such as Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Ghostbusters: Afterlife will suffer similar delays or keep their proposed release dates.
In Morbius, Leto plays a Biochemist named Michael Morbius who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease. When his experiment goes wrong, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
The movie is directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.