If you thought movie delays were exclusively for 2020, 2021 has a surprise for you. Morbius, starring Jared Leto, has officially been delayed by Sony.
That’s right. The comic book thriller, which has changed premiere dates numerous times during the COVID-19 pandemic, has once again been moved. Morbius has officially changed its premiere date from March 19, 2021 to October 8, 2021.
Now that Morbius has been delayed (again), the question is: what will be delayed next? Will Morbius’ delay set off a chain reaction of other studios moving their upcoming releases to later in 2021? Here’s some major dates for films that are currently set to premiere in theaters:
Nobody: February 26
Cherry: February 26
Chaos Walking: March 5
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent: March 19
With the uncertainty of whether theaters will be able to safely open for a profitable box office, studios like Sony are looking at their 2021 release schedules. Will films set to open in April (No Time to Die) and May (Black Widow) also be delayed again? Or will they simultaneously premiere on streaming services and in theaters like Wonder Woman 1984? Only time will tell.
We will keep you posted of any other film delays on Stardust.
What do you think of Morbius being delayed? Do you think other films in early 2021 will be delayed or moved to streaming platforms? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!