Premiere: April 1, 2022
After Venom‘s success, Sony increased its efforts to develop its own shared universe, populated by Spider-Man characters whose rights were in their possession. Development began on a Morbius feature and in June 2018 Jared Leto was brought on board as the titular character. Early 2019 marked the beginning of principal photography as production wrapped up later that year, around June.
The first trailer was released in January 2020, as the studio eyed a July release date. Due to the COVI-19 pandemic, this was later changed to March 19, 2021. With the pandemic still far from being under control, and with cinemas still closed in most countries, the release date was once again shifted, this time to October 8, 2021, then to January 21, 2022, before settling on January 28.
In yet another pandemic-related delay, mostly due to the worldwide dissemination of the COVID-19 Omicron strain, Morbius‘ premiere was moved to April 1, a full 21 months after its original release date.
- Jared Leto as Michael Morbius
- Matt Smith as Loxias Crown
- Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft
- Jared Harris as Emil Nikos
- Al Madrigal as Alberto Rodriguez
- Tyrese Gibson as Simon Stroud
- Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes