‘Morbius’ Reportedly Returning to Theaters
Following renewed fan engagement through what seems like an attack on the film, Morbius is reportedly returning to theaters, as Sony is bringing the film back to select locations.
Just when I thought we’d never have to cover this film again…
A movie that had many nervous from the start, as Sony’s cinematic Universe of Spider-Man characters took an unexpected turn with the overwhelmingly negative reception of Morbius.
Arriving after the mild successes of both Venom and the subsequent Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony announced the Jared Leto-starring film based on the vampiric anti-hero known as a nemesis of the most iconic character in comic history.
A film that would eventually become the most delayed movie of all time, Morbius would eventually arrive at a post-pandemic world, only to be heavily scrutinized for the film that fans received.
Many disapproved of how Sony was going about building this alternate cinematic universe of Spider-Man characters, with the film being maligned for its poor execution and development; a surprising fact considering the immense delay the film faced.
While the movie’s negative reception seemed to have some sort of impact on its longevity in theatrical audiences, it seems as though a new life on social media has pushed Sony to bring the film back; as Mobrius is reportedly returning to theaters.
It was initially reported by ComicBook.com who stated that the film is set to begin its return run on Friday, June 3rd; and that it “will be added to over 1,000+ theaters.”
The decision to return the film to theatrical venues is a shocking one, considering both its negative reception, and the fact that it is already available to view on digital platforms.
Still, Morbius’ return to relevancy has come from its catapulting onto social media platforms; with most on Twitter and the like creating memes surrounding the film as a pseudo commentary on its outlandish nature and the nature of comic-book and blockbuster movies in general.
It will be interesting to see how the movie and audiences respond to its re-release, and if this becomes a tact for films in the future to respond to this sort of response.