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Sony Pictures Delays Marvel’s ‘Morbius’ To April

Sony Pictures has delayed the release of Marvel’s “Morbius” by three months due to concerns over the Omicron variant.  The film was scheduled to release in movie theaters on January 28 but has now been pushed back to April 1, 2022.

“Morbius” has already been delayed multiple times because of COVID-19.  The film was supposed to debut on July 10, 2020, but was then scheduled to open on July 31, 2020, then March 19, 2021, then Oct. 8, 2021, and finally moving to Jan. 21, 2022, before moving yet again to Jan. 28.

In “Morbius,” one of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. 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?

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Screen Story and Screenplay by: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless Based on the Marvel Comics

Produced by: Avi Arad Matt Tolmach Lucas Foster

Cast: Jared Leto Matt Smith Adria Arjona Jared Harris Al Madrigal with Tyrese Gibson

The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced a multi-year content licensing agreement for U.S. streaming and TV rights to Sony Pictures’ new theatrical releases across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s vast portfolio of platforms including its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu.  Because of this new deal, once “Morbius” runs through its theatrical and home video release, and has completed its “Pay 1” deal with Starz, the film will eventually be available for a limited time on Disney+ internationally and Hulu.

You can watch a clip from the film below:

Source: Deadline

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