It’s Morbin’ Time All Over Again As MORBIUS Gets A Premiere Date On Disney+

Morbius was released in theaters in March 2022, earning negative reviews from fans and critics alike. It was clear the movie underwent extensive reshoots, with the ending completely changed and the roles of certain characters vastly different than originally intended (Tyrese’s FBI Agent and his robotic arm, for example, proved to be total non-factors). 

The Sony Pictures movie has since become a subject of ridicule. Memes remain prevalent, with the phrase, “It’s Morbin’ time,” becoming something of a rallying cry for those poking fun at one of the worst comic book adaptations ever made. 

Morbius has called Netflix home since the end of 2022 but thanks to a deal between Disney and Sony, it will move to Disney+ starting Friday, March 1. 

So, yeah, it’s Morbin’ time all over again!

In our review of the movie, we concluded by saying, “Jared Leto’s transformation makes for compelling viewing, but the Living Vampire can’t elevate a disappointing story that serves as a powerful, dare we say terrifying, reminder that Spider-Man is better off (and safer) in the MCU with Marvel Studios.”

There’s been no word on a Morbius sequel, and we don’t anticipate one ever happening based on the first instalment’s terrible critical and commercial performance. As for whether the Living Vampire will return in some sort of Sinister Six project, that remains to be seen, though the awkward post-credits scene featuring The Vulture which was meant to tease the spin-off received an overwhelmingly negative response.

Leto has largely remained silent when it comes to his thoughts on the Marvel movie, but Matt Smith didn’t shy away from addressing its failings a few months after it arrived in theaters.

“Yeah, it was thrown under the bus,” Smith said of the response to the movie. “But you just have to roll with it. What else are you gonna do? It’s a film, at the end of the day, we’re not saving lives. For whatever reason, it didn’t quite work out and…It is what it is.”

The Doctor Who star isn’t the only actor dissatisfied with the finished product, as co-star Al Madrigal expressed similar frustrations during an interview with us in 2022. “I got butchered in that thing. I think that’s what they did,” he said. “They just really…because of COVID, they just had so much time to mess with it. They really messed with it.”

Will you be watching Morbius when it hits Disney+ next month?