Update, January 21: Hours after MGM postponed No Time to Die to October 8, Sony is now postponing its Marvel film Morbius to January 21, 2022, the weekend after MLK. Sony has access to all Imax screens for Morbius. The film remains the only release dated for that weekend.
Still, if Dune is vacationing the first weekend in October, it wouldn’t be shocking to see No Time to Die being postponed until that date. Stay tuned.
Back, January 11th: Sony’s Morbius with Jared Leto has been postponed for seven months from March 19 to October 8.
Given that Covid-19 cases are rampant as we wait for a calmer government to gain a foothold in Washington and tackle the country’s health crisis, many expect the first quarter of this year’s theatrical releases to be postponed. Morbius is moving to a release date currently being occupied by United Artists Releasing’s animated sequel, The Addams Family 2.
This is an important Marvel movie for Sony and the studio is protecting it instead of sending the picture to PVOD.
In Morbius, the biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but instead accidentally contracts some form of vampirism.
Daniel Espinosa will direct a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Buck Sharpless.
There will be no more releases on March 19th, only IFC’s The Last Call and ICOC My Brother’s Keeper according to the latest Comscore calendar.