After delaying the film several times, Sony finally released their Marvel Comics adaptation Morbius into theatres on April 1st… and the world didn’t react with great enthusiasm. The movie has only pulled in just over $160 million at the global box office. So it’s no surprise that it will be getting a digital release very soon. Morbius will be available to watch in the comfort of your own home on May 17th. A 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD release will follow on June 14th.
Our own Chris Bumbray gave Morbius a 6/10 review you can read HERE.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa from a screenplay written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, Morbius has the following synopsis:
One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?
Jared Leto plays Morbius and is joined in the cast by Jared Harris as Morbius’ mentor, Tyrese Gibson as “an FBI agent trying to hunt down the living vampire”, Adria Arjona as Morbius’ fiancee Martine Bancroft, and Matt Smith as the villainous Loxias Crown. The Morbius character was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #101 back in 1971.
The home video releases of Morbius will include the following bonus features:
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL Outtakes Bloopers Featurettes: Defining The Antihero From Human to Vampire – Visual Effects Lights, Camera, Action The Good, Bad Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work Living Vampire from Comics to Screen Nocturnal Easter Eggs
DVD Featurettes: Defining the Antihero The Good, Bad Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work
I did not watch Morbius on the big screen, but I will definitely be checking it out at home. Will you be getting it on disc or digital? Let us know by leaving a comment below.