These days many people have grown tired of seeing superhero movies, and the time for the villains to shine in solos affairs is officially upon us. This includes expectational endeavors like Joker and Venom, all the way to the highly anticipated features The Suicide Squad and Morbius. The latter from Sony will eventually be part of Netflix’s lineup thanks to a new deal with the streaming powerhouse, and many people are eager to learn as much as they can about the exciting live-action film for the Spider-Man villain.
There are several Spider-Man-related films on the way, making it a great time to be a fan of the franchise. Venom: Let There be Carnage, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 are just some of the titles everyone can’t wait to see. Another flick that has stood out as a must-watch endeavor since the release of its thought-provoking trailer is Morbius, starring Jared Leto, Ardia Ajorna, Tyrese Gibson, Jared Harris, and Matt Smith.
The film based on the Marvel comic book character that made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 follows Dr. Michale Morbius, a man who gains pseudo-vampire superhuman ability when an experiment to cure his rare blood disease doesn’t go the way he had planned. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the action-packed endeavor looks to be a worthwhile watch, and it’s no surprise fans are hoping to learn as much as they can about the entire ordeal.
Below is everything fans need to know about the Morbius release date and more.
How many Morbius films are there?
The character has not made many appearances outside the comics. There is a deleted scene from the 1998 live-action Blade film starring Wesley Snipes that features director Stephen Norrington making a cameo appearance as the comic book character.
Morbius has also appeared in Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister Six. Jared Leto will be the first actor to portray the character in his own theatrically released, big-budgeted solo feature film.
Is there going to be a live-action Morbius film?
It was announced in November of 2007 that Sony would be making a Morbius live-action solo film as part of its Sony Picture Universe of Marvel Characters. Leto and director Espinosa joined the project in 2018.
How long will Morbius be?
The official runtime for Morbius has not been released, and it will probably come out sometime much closer to the release date. It’s safe to presume that the film will be somewhere around the two-hour mark as most of these blockbuster superhero flicks tend to be.
When is Morbius filming?
Morbius began filming under the working title Plasma in London in February 2019. In June 2019, Venom and Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal announced that filming had wrapped.
Then in September 2019, a new deal between Disney and Sony made it so Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could crossover into their shared cinematic universe, which was confirmed by Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige.
There could be a Spider-Man connection in the Morbius film, as Michael Keaton appears in the trailer and it is currently unknown if he is reprising his MCU role as Adrian Tomes, a.k.a. Vulture, possibly setting up a Sinister Six movie.
Morbius release date
Morbius was initially set to air on July 10, 2021, before moving to July 31, 2020, and then once again to March 19, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was again delayed to October 8, 2021, then again to its now-official date of January 21, 2022.
When will Morbius be on Netflix?
The deal between Sony and Netflix stipulates that starting in 2022, films made by Sony will stream on Netflix after their theatrical and home media window closes, which is usually around 18 months after the initial release. Subscribers should expect the film to be in the streaming service’s lineup sometime in 2023 or 2024.
We will keep you updated once we get more information.Next: Will Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings be on Netflix?