"Morbius": The Marvel Movie Is Now Coming Much Later Than Expected

Allegedly, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is the cause of this

by Pierre Lorenz on January 4, 2022

Actually, Marvel's "Morbius" was to be released at the end of January, but unfortunately that's not going to happen. As those responsible announced a few days ago, the film is now to be released on April 1, 2022, more than two months after the originally planned date. The idea for the blockbuster, which is peppered with many horror elements, originally comes from Marvel, but in cinematic terms it is part of Sony's Spider-Man universe. The focus is on Dr. Michael Morbius, who suffers from a serious blood disease and wants to help not only himself, but also all other victims. As a result, the scientist conducts a self-experiment in which he injects himself with radioactive bat blood. At first, it seems that the experiment has succeeded and Morbius is cured. However, it soon turns out that the self-experiment has caused a dark abyss in Morbius so that he now needs human blood to survive. In the eponymous film by director Daniél Espinosa, the inner conflict between the actually good-natured scientist, who is still part of him, and the bloodthirsty vampire will be explored. Of course, the movie is especially interesting for fans who have already seen the "Spider-Man" movies with Tom Holland, as the "Homecoming" villain Adrian Toomes already appeared in the "Morbius" trailer. Particularly after "No Way Home" and its brilliant finale, many fans must be eagerly awaiting "Morbius". In fact, there are two reasons that Sony cites for the postponement of the blockbuster: on the one hand, the competition to "No Way Home", which is still the biggest box office hit in over two years, and on the other hand, the pandemic, which obviously does not make it easy for many viewers around the world to visit their local movie theater. We can only hope that the April 1 release date will indeed be met. 

Image of The Flash, Morbius, The Umbrella Academy Season 3, Oppenheimer© Sony Pictures