Originally scheduled for a summer 2020 theatrical release, the film is being delayed by Sony for the seventh time.
Sony Pictures has moved the release of Morbius by three months amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the globe due to the omicron variant. The film, part of Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe, will debut on April 1 instead of on January 28.
The release of the film, starring Jared Leto in the title role, has been postponed several times over the course of the pandemic.
In its new release date, Morbius will face off against Easter Sunday and The Contractor.
Sony’s Morbius, made in association with Marvel, stars Jared Leto as Dr Michael Morbius, a medical doctor inflicted with a strange illness that weakens his body and requires the use of crutches. Desperate for a cure, no matter how unconventional, Morbius accidentally infects himself with a new disease from bats. While his prior condition has miraculously healed, his newfound health comes with certain side effects like the ability to fly, super speed, sonar, a horde of bat sidekicks…and a thirst for human blood.
Morbius was directed by Daniel Espinosa and co-stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.