Sony has been set on their own universe with Spider-Man for quite some time. Even dating back to their attempts to create a Sinister Six film with the The Amazing Spider-Man films. As they are now starting to get these films up and running with Venom, and the upcoming Morbius, it looks like we have hit a snag, one that we like to call, “The Vid”.
Covid-19 pretty much shut down all of cinema in 2020 and doesn’t look like much will be changing as we start up here in 2021. Sony has announced that the Jared Leto film has been pushed from its original release date of March 19th nearly 7 months to October 8th.
Obviously, this is due to the pandemic as theaters are still either not allowed to be at full capacity, as well as the general movie going audience not venturing out even if they can. But is this a sign of things to come? Are we destined to spend another year without major motion pictures in the theaters? They seem set to release in theaters later this year, opting not to go VOD, or even Premium VOD. So at least we have that going for the theaters. At the current time few films are set to release in the first quarter of 2021, including, Sony’s Cinderella on Feb. 5 and Disney and 20th Century’s The King’s Man has yet to move from March 12th.
Luckily there is no word on what will happen to Venom: There Will Be Carnage set to be released on June 25th 2021. Hopefully they will not be delaying this one.
Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa and was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Based on the Marvel Comics Spider-Man anti-hero, Jared Leto plays the titular character, a biochemist who becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease. Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson also star in the film.
What do you think the future of film will be? Are we going to see more Date & Date releases with VOD and theaters? Answer the call in the comments below.