After no less than seven delays, Morbius, the upcoming Sony Marvel movie is finally set to be released on April 1, 2022. So, if someone tries to sell you an April Fool’s Joke this year that Morbius was finally released, don’t buy it.
Jared Leto, an Academy Award-winning actor who previously played the Joker in DC Extended Universe, will now try his luck in that other comic book house. He will play Dr. Michael Morbius, a biochemist who will try to cure himself of a blood disease, but he accidentally infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Morbius was originally set to be released in July 2020. Now, it’s 2022, and there’s still no movie. After the latest delay, the movie is now set to be released next April, and we honestly cannot wait to finally remove it from our watchlist. Morbius was supposed to be the second movie in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, which was previously known as Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, but Venom 2 was released in meantime, so Morbius will now be a third movie of the franchise. Still, it probably won’t create any problems with the chronological timeline, although the fact that the movie is now coming after MCU’s Spider-Man: No Way Home could create some plot-holes.
Recently, Daniel Espinosa, who directed Morbius, now revealed that Spider-Man exists in the world of Michael Morbius, although it doesn’t mean that a famous hero will appear in the upcoming movie.
“Of course! I mean, in almost all Spider-Verse or, you know, the (universes) that existed in the Marvel universe, if you read the comic books, the whole idea of that kind of – the Marvel string theory, if you would call it that. It’s very related to, if you remember, the alternative Seinfelds. You have a world where you have the same characters, and it’s ALL of the characters, but they are slightly different. So in almost all verses, you have Spider-Man, or a Fantastic Four, or a Tony Stark, or a Morbius. But they will be different in tone. That’s not quite the way that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (is) approaching the idea, but they’re remaining to some core truth. Then you have the second kind of legend, which is about the totem. Which is that, in all universes, there is a spider totem. Which means that in all universes, there has to be a Spider-Man. Or a Spider-Woman.” — Daniel Espinosa for Cinema Blend
Starring Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Morbius is set to be released on April 1, 2022.