‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Started Filming After the First ‘Morbius’ Trailer Released…Let That Sink In
One of the most detrimental developments for the film industry was easily the arrival of a global-wide pandemic, and the disparity it created among titles; the most telling statistic? Spider-Man: No Way Home started filming after the first Morbius trailer released…
Easily the most successful film of the pandemic era, Spider-Man: No Way Home has solidified itself as one of the greatest films in the history of both Marvel and Sony; with its record-breaking financial success, and critical acclaim, it stands almost in a league of its own.
What only solidifies its place as one of the most successful films of all time is the reality of the era that it was released.
The global, COVID-19 pandemic is a new normal for many of us; with its arrival in 2020, the entire world has had to accept its presence and learn to live while navigating its horrid existence.
Maybe nothing acts as a better microcosm and represents the disparity between who different industries handle the pandemic than the two blockbusters, comic book adaptations, seeking an audience during these barren times.
Spider-Man: No Way Home achieved unheard-of success, while Sony’s Morbius has yet to be placed in front of an audience due to the lack of commitment casual moviegoers have to the cinema.
This harrowing reality was shared by ComicBook.com’s own Adam Barnhardt, who took to Twitter to give movie-goers perspective.
According to Barnhardt, the first Morbius trailer was released in January of 2020, with Spider-Man: No Way Home not filming until seven months later within the months of September and October of that year.
First Morbius Teaser Released: January 13, 2020
Spider-Man: No Way Home Filming Start: Sep/Oct 2020
Spider-Man: No Way Home Release: December 17, 2021
Morbius Release: April 1, 2022
— Adam Barnhardt (@adambarnhardt) January 4, 2022
You did, in fact, read that correctly; Spider-Man: No Way Home started filming after the first Morbius trailer released…
The fact is certainly jaw-dropping, and with Morbius pushed back yet again to April- due to the spike in COVID cases from the Omnicron variant- there is no telling when the story of Michael Morbius will make its way to theaters.
We cannot wait to see Jared Leto take on the role, and will certainly be in theaters in April as Morbius makes its long-awaited debut.