Why Am I Upset that ‘Morbius’ Got Delayed Again?

I have been so disinterested in Morbius that I didn’t even realize this film had been delayed seven! times. And yet its latest delay to April 1 has gotten me a bit bummed.

After enjoying Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home I am fully invested in the Sony/MCU’S universe now. Of course, I have a theory on why this film had been delayed (they’re having secret reshoots with Andrew Garfield so they can incorporate him in some capacity) but I may be wrong.

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2 thoughts on “Why Am I Upset that ‘Morbius’ Got Delayed Again?”

  1. That one seems like maybe it’ll be interesting, but I’m not exactly jumping up and down with impatience to see it. I watched No Way Home last night, haven’t written it up yet… I liked it, but I don’t know that I’d call it a major classic of the series. Better than Eternals, not better than Black Widow and I’m maybe on the fence on Shang Chi. 🤷‍♂️

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  2. I like that we still have Marvel films produced by a different studio than Marvel Studios/Disney. Diversity is better than homogeny. And both the former Fox and Sony seemed more willing to give us a hard PG-13, or even an R in Deadpool’s case, than Disney has so far. Morbius looks like it could be one of those scarier, more intense films. And I’m an unabashed fan of Jared Leto, who seems perfectly cast in this role.

    I think the reason for the delay might be more mundane than some speculation suggests. Sony is making more money on No Way Home than expected. This delay lets that movie keep making money into February without Sony competing against itself. Endgame made $43m domestic after the point in time NWH will be at on Morbius’ old date. Not a ton of money, but a lot of pandemic-era flops would be happy to take just that amount for themselves.

    The delay to April also puts Morbius exactly on the first day of Sony’s second quarter of the year. So, while NWH continues to help their first quarter, Morbius’ earnings can now count towards their second quarter. Not having a bad quarter matters when you’re reporting profits to investors.

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