Jared Leto's 'Morbius' delayed again; will now release in October

The Jared Leto-starrer Morbius has been pushed back seven months, and will now release in October.

The Spider-Man spinoff backed by Sony and Marvel was slated to release in March ,but will now release on October 8.

The move comes at a time when a revival of theatres remains uncertain amid the Covid pandemic in the US. The film was previously slated to release last July, but was delayed because of the covid-crisis.

The film stars Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffers from a rare blood disease and turns himself into a vampire during an attempt to cure himself. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the film also features Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson and Jared Harris.

Actor Michael Keaton, who played The Vulture in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, is expected to make an appearance in the film. He will reportedly reprise his villainous role.

The team released the film’s teaser trailer last January, with the hope for a summer 2020 release.