Covid_19 strikes again as Sony Pictures Delays Morbius Once Again
We’ve only experienced 2021 for about two weeks and we are already seeing delays in major blockbuster films. Deadline has reported that Sony Pictures has now pushed back Morbius starring Jared Leto from its March 19th release date to October 8, 2021. While not shocking at all, the concern now is that Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage and the currently untitled Spider-Man 3, both of which are slated to release later this year, will also get a slight push back due to Morbius’ delay.
2020 saw almost all of Hollywood come to a stunning halt due to the coronavirus pandemic and saw a nice slate of film release on PVOD due to the fact. While Sony Pictures has emphasized that they would rather hold onto their films rather than release them on PVOD, it might be quite some time before we watch either of the three major Marvel films coming from Sony.
While the last few months of 2020 saw films returning to their production schedules, many of them have halted on and off due to on-set infections of the coronavirus in which actors, producers, and/or crew members have to self-quarantine in order to prevent further spreading of the virus.
This past holiday season we witnessed two major blockbuster films (Wonder Woman 1984, Soul) release on PVOD via their respective company’s streaming service platforms. With Disney and Marvel Studios still contemplating on whether or not they want to release Black Widow on Disney+ via Premium Access, a lot of film studios are finding themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to releasing films via their streaming services.
Morbius releases in select theaters October 8, 2021.
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