Sony has postponed the release date for its much anticipated Marvel film Moribus, starring Oscar award-winner Jared Leto. Earlier the film was scheduled to release on 28 January, now it will hit theatre screens on 1 April.
According to Deadline, Sony has postponed the comic movie because Spider-Man: No Way Home has grossed upwards $1.37 billion worldwide and now looks to continue to do big business on the screens previously saved for Morbius.
Morbius follows the story of Doctor Michael Morbius, a scientist who accidentally turns himself into a vampire. Morbius is a comic book character known for being an adversary to Spider-Man, but Sony appears to be making Morbius an antihero in their adaptation much like Venom. The film has piqued many fans’ curiosity because it is unclear which cinematic universe it seems to be set in.
Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.