Marvel’s upcoming adaptation of Spider-Man villain Morbius starring Jared Leto was set to hit in March. But today, we learned Sony has pushed it to October 8th.
And… this new release date places the Spider-Man spin-off in-between Dune on October 1st and Blumhouse’s Halloween Kills on October 15th. Good luck, Leto!
In Morbius, Leto plays a biochemist who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease. But wouldn’t you just know it, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. Now he’ll battle the authorities and his former ally.
Leto teased the flick is one big, scary story, saying: “[It’s] a Jekyll and Hyde story that’s just big and fun, and sometimes is a little scary, which is, I think, different for that genre. And I’m excited about it. That should be a big, fun popcorn movie.”
Adria Arjona co-stars as Martine Bancroft along with Matt Smith as Loxias Crown, Jared Harris as Morbius’s mentor, Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud, and Al Madrigal. Additionally, Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice) will appear as Adrian Toomes / Vulture from Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Homecoming with Tom Holland.
Daniel Espinosa directs Morbius from a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway based on the character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster produced.
Initially set to hit back in July 2020, the film was then delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s will now smash into theaters on October 8, 2021. For now…
Are you up for Marvel and Sony’s upcoming big-budget adaptation of Spider-Man villain Morbius The Living Vampire starring Jared Leto?