Here Come the Release Delays… Again as ‘Morbius’ Starring Jared Leto Is Pushed Back

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Another round of COVID related film release delays is upon us, with Sony leading the charge by pushing their comic book thriller Morbius back almost seven months. The Jared Leto lead film has already been pushed back multiple times, and the newest delay pushes it back to October 8, 2021.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto in the title role alongside an impressive cast including Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. The film centers around the Marvel Comics character Michael Morbius, a biochemist who becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease. By focusing on this Spider-Man foe/anti-hero, Morbius aims to create an anti-hero film along the lines of their 2018 hit Venom. The 2018 film was a surprise hit for Sony and the goal with Morbius film, and the eventual Venom sequel, is to create their own comic book film universe focusing on the characters they hold the rights to. Unfortunately with the delays, fans have to wait quite some time to see this brought to life.

Keep your eyes out here for information about any more release date delays.

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LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).
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