MORBIUS (2021) Release now delayed until January 2022

 

Morbius will now be released on January 28, 2022, one week later than the most recently scheduled release date of January 21, 2022.

The movie was originally due to be unleashed on July 31, 2020, but this was put back to  March 19, 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The release date then moved to October 8th 2021.

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Morbius is an American action horror feature film directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life). The Sony movie stars Jared Leto (American Psycho; Urban Legend) as the titular antihero, Morbius, aka “The Living Vampire”. Read the background of the comic book character here

Adria Arjona is playing Morbius’ fiancée Martine Bancroft. The cast includes Jared Harris (The Terror TV series; Poltergeist 2015; The Quiet Ones) and former Doctor Who Matt Smith (Last Night in Soho; His House; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

Plot:

Doctor Michael Morbius is a scientist who, in trying to find a cure for a rare blood disease, accidentally transforms himself into a living vampire. Though disgusted by his own bloodlust, he chooses to prey upon criminals he deems unworthy of life…

Background:

Morbius was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane and first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #101. This followed the February 1971 updating of the comic-book industry’s self-censorship board, the Comics Code Authority, that lifted a ban on vampires and certain other supernatural characters. It was also the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.

Teaser trailer: