After his disappointment with playing Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto had jumped over to Sony to be the lead of Morbius. The movie was originally set to come out last year, but it had been delayed because of the pandemic. The new release date was slated for March, but now it looks like Sony has opted to delay the film again.
According to Variety, Morbius is moving from its original release date of March 19 to October 8. We don’t have any reason as to why, but it’s possible that it could have something to do with the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max this March. The movie is said to have Leto reprising the role of the Joker for some new scenes, and it’s possible that Sony want to distance that from Leto’s performance as a new character.
At this point, a lot of people are curious as to the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage which was supposed to come out after Morbius on June 25, 2021. It’s possible that Sony could release the film as planned, but if they were planning on telling a fixed narrative , it’s likely they could move it to release in November, a month before Spider-Man 3.
COVID-19 has certainly messed up a lot of movie release schedules, and a lot of studios are finding out the best possible way to release their films without losing any money. So far, WB is pushing forward with their HBO Max release model, but it’s possible things could change depending on the state of the pandemic as the year pushes through.
For now, Morbius is set to release on Oct. 8.