Announced on August 5 before being postponed to March 17, 2021, Morbius, the spin-off devoted to one of Spider-man’s enemies, is again postponed. Sony has just announced that the film led by Jared Leto would finally be released in American theaters on October 8. A 7-month delay which is explained by the surge in Covid-19 cases in the United States.
In Daniel Espinosa’s film, Jared Leto plays Doctor Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry who turns into a vampire while looking for a cure, based on a bat (definitely …), for an incurable blood disease.
In the United States, 65% of cinemas are still closed, so it seems unrealistic that the big studios release their films under these conditions. According to Variety, the Hollywood majors are in full reflection and plan to postpone several blockbusters, including films dated before May – a period when the effects of the Covid-19 vaccination should begin to be seen.
Thus Dying Can Wait (dated March 31 at home), Black Widow (May 5), Cinderella (February 17), Without a noise 2 (April 21) or even Fast & Furious 9 (May 26, 2021) could be postponed to the end of year. But if these films are to be postponed, the blockbusters planned for this summer and at the end of the year could also see their release date slide towards 2022.