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Leto fans waiting for ‘Morbius’

Published : 05 Jan 2022 09:13 PM | Updated : 06 Jan 2022 04:42 PM

The makers of the Spider Man spinoff ‘Morbius’ starring Jared Leto have pushed the release of the upcoming film by three months.

Sony Pictures will move the release of the film by three months, the studio said on Monday.

The film, part of Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ cinematic universe (not to be confused with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe), will debut on April 1 instead of January 28, reports

It’s not the first time that ‘Morbius’ has had to postpone its red carpet premiere. The film was supposed to debut on July 10, 2020, but got pushed due to Covid-19.

As the pandemic has raged, ‘Morbius’ has cycled through release dates, at various points it has been scheduled to open on July 31, 2020, then March 19, 2021, then October 8, 2021, and finally moving January 21, 2022, before shifting yet again to the January 28 date that it just vacated.

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In its new release date, ‘Morbius’ will face off against ‘Easter Sunday’, a comedy with Jimmy O. Yang and Tiffany Haddish, as well as the Chris Pine thriller ‘The Contractor’.

Sony just scored massive box office successes with both ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’, so it makes sense that it would try to give ‘Morbius’ a longer runway at a time when the public health situation is complicating things.

The studio is also planning another standalone spinoff based on ‘Spider-Man’ villain Kraven the Hunter, so the stakes are high.

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