No vampires for you!
The Sony horror/action film Morbius, which is a spin-off of Spider-Man and Venom, has been delayed once again.
The movie, which has been delayed numerous times amid the COVID-19 crisis, was most recently scheduled to debut on March 19. It will now premiere in theaters on Oct. 8.
The uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine is forcing studios to once again rethink how they want to release their films.
“Morbius” was directed by Daniel Espinos and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Based on the Marvel Comics character, the superhero film centers on a biochemist who becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease. Jared Leto portrays Michael Morbius alongside a cast that includes Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson.
Morbius, the vampiric Spider-Man foe, hails from Sony’s plethora of Marvel characters. While Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man” movies have ties to the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony is attempting to launch its own interconnected comic book world with Leto’s antihero and Venom, the alien symbiote portrayed by Tom Hardy. “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” a sequel to the studio’s 2018 surprise hit, is expected to be released on June 25, 2021 — though the delay of “Morbius” may change those plans.