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Morbius Delayed a Second Time This Month, Likely Thanks to Bond

Morbius release date delay April 2022 Jared Leto Sony Pictures Marvel

Sony’s latest comic book movie attempt, Morbius, has been delayed once again – this time to Jan. 21, 2022. The push back follows another delay that came just 10 days ago, when Sony announced that the vampire movie would be coming to theaters on Oct. 8, 2021. It seems the company lacked faith in that date following MGM’s move to push this year’s James Bond film, No Time to Die, to the same date just yesterday. (We predicted this yesterday.) As with any film premiere dates these days, it might be best if fans eager to see Jared Leto star in Morbius assume this new 2022 date could change as well.

Leto’s take on the Marvel vampire was revealed in January 2020 with a dark and gloomy debut trailer. Morbius was first slated to hit theaters last summer, but as with many movies first scheduled to arrive in 2020, things didn’t exactly pan out. While the likes of Warner Bros. have opted to bring their films to streaming services such as HBO Max, Sony seems determined to bring its content to theater-going audiences first.

Sony chose to delay a few projects in addition to Morbius in the last 24 hours, including Uncharted, which will now bring Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake to theaters in early 2022. Regarding 2021 films though, the company also pushed back Cinderella from Feb. 5 to July 16, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway from April 2 to June 11, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife from June 11 to Nov. 11.

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