Sony has officially announced that the upcoming Morbius movie will no longer release in March. The film starring Jared Leto as the titular antihero, Michael Morbius, will now release in October.
Morbius was set to be the second release in Sony’s shared universe of Marvel characters (SPUMC). Following the triumphant relaunch of Spider-Man in the MCU and the box office success of 2018’s Venom, Sony is working on a number of films and several live-action TV series that are set in the same world as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Whilst there haven’t been any announcements from Sony or Marvel regarding characters crossing-over between universes, Jared Leto is reported to have stated that he is “keen to share the screen” with Tom Holland in the future.
Morbius wrapped production in 2019 and was originally scheduled to release in July 2020. Last March, Sony announced that they would delay the release to March 19th, 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With the pandemic still showing no signs of slowing down and theatres around the world remaining closed, Sony has now delayed the release by a further seven months.
Morbius is now scheduled to release on October 8th. You can see Sony’s officially synopsis for Morbius below: