Originally confirmed for a January 2022 release, Sony has made the decision to postpone Morbius, starring Jared Leto, as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant.
The first look at Morbius finds Leto's Dr. Michael Morbius frantically searching for a cure to his rare blood disease. As he is determined not only to save his own life but also the lives of other suffering from the same illness, Morbius embarks on an ambitious mission that involves experimenting with vampire bats. At first the procedure appears to be a success, but soon after the doctor learns the remedy is potentially worse than the disease.
Starring alongside Leto in Sony's Morbius are Adria Arjona as Morbius' fiancée Martine Bancroft, Matt Smith as Morbius' friend Loxias Crown, Jared Harris as Morbius' mentor, and Tyrese Gibson as FBI agent Simon Stroud.
You will also notice Michael Keaton appearing towards the end of the on-hand trailer, as the Spider-Man: Homecoming villain, Vulture, interacts with Morbius, further confirming that Sony's Spider-Man villain films take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Morbius now has a new release date, hitting the big screens on April 1. If it gets anywhere close to Spider-Man: No Way Home's $1.3 billion worldwide in terms of earnings, it is sure to be a great success.