The first big blockbuster of 2022 has been delayed 7 months ago

The first big blockbuster of 2022 has been delayed

The movie will now arrive in Irish cinemas in April.

While January is full of movies hitting the big screen that are sure to go down well with Irish audiences - including Belfast, Nightmare Alley and the new Scream - it is probably fair to say that Morbius is going to be the first proper bonafide blockbuster of 2022.

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Or at least it was going to be, as Sony Pictures has just announced that the movie, originally due for release on 28 January, has been pushed by three months.

The movie finished production in June 2019, with an initially scheduled release date of July 2020, before being pushed back constantly due to Covid. This latest delay is also due to Covid, with rising case numbers due to the Omicron variant in the US and around the world.

Sony has just scored a huge hit with Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has banked over $1.37 billion worldwide (and counting), making it the biggest hit since the pandemic began, and currently the 12th biggest box office hit of all time.

They also released Venom: Let There Be Carnage in 2021, which banked an impressive $501 million, but that was still a significant drop from the $856 million the first Venom movie made.

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Sony's Spider-Man Cinematic Universe also currently developing a Kraven The Hunter movie (starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and two currently unspecified titles all lined up for a 2023 release.

Before all of that, Morbius will now arrive in Irish cinemas on Friday, 1 April.

Clip via Sony Pictures Ireland

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