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Jared Leto's 'Morbius' Gets New Release Date

Matt McGloin Posted: 01/12/2021 - 16:00 COMMENT
Jared Leto's 'Morbius' Gets New Release Date

Sony has once again pushed back the release date for Jared Leto's Morbius movie as the flick will now be released on October 8, 2021.

Morbius was originally going to be released on July 30, 2020, but due to the pandemic, was moved to March 19, 2021; so now fans will have to wait over a year to watch the movie.

At least the October 2021 release date fits with the "vampire" theme of the movie.

The Oct. 8, 2021 release date for Morbius sees it take on Dune in its second week (assuming Dune gets a theatrical release), The Addams Family 2 shares the same release date as Morbius, and the following week on Oct. 15 sees Halloween Kills and The Last Duel; Oct. 22 sees the Snake Eyes GI Joe movie.

Last month's Japanese Comic-Con saw Jared Leto release a new trailer.

"It's me, Jared Leto. Hello to all you wonderful Marvel fans. I can't wait for you to check out my new movie, Morbius. Very excited. Coming your way very soon," Leto says in the below video. "In the film, I play a new Marvel character who attempts to cure his lifelong blood disease with an experimental science. In the process, I turn into a living vampire. So that's a little bit about what is going on," explains Leto. "I think it's going to be a fun one, and I can't wait for you guys to see it. It's an exciting role in an expanding universe. There's a lot for all of us to look forward to. So I'm happy to hear that everybody in Japan is doing well and that theaters are open. So don't miss Morbius in theaters in 2021, and now the trailer."

Morbius teaser:

Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.

Synopsis: 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, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.

Jared Leto Morbius movie poster

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