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Corona: Spider-Man offshoot Morbius postponed again – for the 5th time


A year ago, the world looked full of hope to the vaccinations against Corona and the hoped-for return to normal. But at the beginning of 2022, it is clear: It did not or will not go that fast. And the cinema also switches to pandemic mode again. In other words: it will be postponed again. In the first months and now even years of the pandemic, movie postponements were the order of the day. In other words: some strips had to wait a year or more because new corona waves repeatedly forced the cinemas to close. Last summer the situation normalized to some extent, but now we are back where we were before – namely with closed or restricted cinemas and film studios that prefer to wait and see how Omikron develops.

Morbius postponed for the 5th Time

Specifically, this means that there is another “prominent” victim: the Spider-Man spin-off Morbius. The Sony Pictures flick with Jared Leto in the lead was supposed to start at the end of January 2022, but the film studio decided this was not a good time to get people to go to the cinema. The reason is of course the current global wave of Omikron-related Covid-19 cases. The new date is April 1, 2022.

Like the Hollywood industry paper Variety reported, it is not the first time that the Spider-Man offshoot (which presumably has connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe) gets a new date: Originally it was planned that the film will be released in mid-2020, but this one too The appointment was rescheduled due to the pandemic. The current shift is now the fifth. But after the successes of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony undoubtedly wants to make sure that the vampire/scientist Morbius will also find his audience.