‘Morbius’, starring Jared Leto, has set a new release date of April 1 amid the omicron surge. Previously, It was set to release in theaters on January 28.

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The Sony and Marvel film had already been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, Sony announced that the film would move from October 2021 to early 2022, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Morbius’ stars Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and turned himself into a living vampire during an attempt to cure himself. Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson and Jared Harris also star in the film, which is directed by Daniel Espinosa.

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Michael Keaton, who played The Vulture in Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, also appears in some capacity in the film, apparently reprising his role.

The first trailer for ‘Morbius’ suggested for the first time that Sony Pictures’ Universe of Marvel Characters is connected to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, not only by the inclusion of Keaton, but also by street signs calling Spider-Man a murderer.

The Morbius news comes as Sony and Marvel celebrate the blockbuster performance of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.

The Tom Holland-starrer superhero film domestically grossed a whopping $609 million after its third weekend, according to a Reuters report.

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The film has also officially become Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing movie of all time, overtaking Spider-Man: Far From Home. Now, the studio’s top five domestic movies are No Way Home with $516.4 million, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with $404 million, Spider-Man with $403 million, Spider-Man: Far From Home with $390 million, and Spider-Man 2 with $336 million, according to an IGN report.