Sony Pushes ‘Morbius’ Back One More Week, This Time For A Good Reason

Sony has been forced to move their various Spider-Man spinoffs down the board due to the pandemic, but with theaters starting to show signs of life, Morbius is getting moved for a good reason. The Jared Leto-led film is being bumped back a week, from January 21st 2022 to January 28th, as it has now been confirmed for an IMAX release.

This is a smart move by Sony, to take advantage of moviegoers’ eagerness to see big-budget, blockbuster films in the largest format possible, as evidenced by the box office successes of Godzilla vs. Kong and Mortal Kombat. The decision also gives Morbius some much-needed space away from the ridiculously crowded January 14th weekend which has a ridiculous five major films releasing on the same day including spy film The 355, Kevin Hart/Woody Harrelson comedy The Man from Toronto, the Scream revival, thriller Deep Water with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, and Sesame Street with Anne Hathaway.

Morbius stars Jared Leto as Michael Morbius, a biologist with a rare blood disorder who gains vampiric super-abilities after a failed attempt to find a cure using bat DNA. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa, and co-stars Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, Al Madrigal, and Michael Keaton.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.