MORBIUS Arrives on Disney+ on March 1

Morbius and now Madame Web were Sony’s follow-ups to Venom for their Spider-Man-less Spider-Man cinematic Universe. Let’s just say that neither of these films set the world on fire. And yet, Morbius does have some fans out there. Sure, most of them love the movie starring Jared Leto as “the living vampire” in an ironic way. Yet they love it regardless. Well, it will soon be “ Morbin’ time” for them on Disney+. The streamer has announced that Morbius is premiering on the platform on March 1.

The CGI vampire face of Jared Leto in Morbius.

Morbius is the latest Sony Spider-Man-adjacent film to debut on Disney+, as part of an arrangement between Sony and Disney. Currently, the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy can be found there, as well as the two Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man films. Two of the three MCU/Sony collaborations, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, have a home on the platform too. So does Venom starring Tom Hardy. At some point, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home will land on Disney+. Probably once licensing deals with other streaming services end. We’re not sure if this deal includes both animated Spider-Verse films, which are currently on Netflix.

Once Venom was a huge success back in 2018, Morbius was step two in Sony’s “independent from the MCU Spider-Man-centric universe.” But where Venom was a huge character at Marvel Comics with a significant fanbase, Michael Morbius was not. The character faced an uphill battle trying to get audiences to care about a solo film starring the character. Especially without introducing him as a Spider-Man villain first. If the upcoming Kraven the Hunter film doesn’t land, we think it will be time for Sony to seriously rethink their strategy of making an entire Spider-Man universe that doesn’t contain any Spider-Man in it. In the meantime, you’ll soon be able to watch Morbius on Disney+, and bask in all the ‘Morbin.

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