What to Expect from the Future of Sony’s Marvel Universe and When to Expect It
October 8, 2021: Morbius
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.
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
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
Jan 13, 2020 Teaser Trailer