The official Morbius runtime for the upcoming Sony film has been revealed, with the film following in the footsteps of other Marvel comic book films the company has put out.
A recent listing for the film on Cinemark’s website lists the film’s runtime as 1 hour and 48 minutes, which makes it slightly longer than the recently released Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which had a runtime of just 1 hour and 37 minutes. The film, starring Jared Leto, is set to launch late next month, meaning folks won’t have to wait too much longer to see just how Morbius ties into the other comic book films Sony has released in 2021.
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Based on the character created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in 1971, Morbius sees the introduction of Jared Leto as Marvel’s anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire. Joining him are Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Loxias Crown, Adria Arjona (Good Omens) as Martine Bancroft, Jared Harris (The Crown) as Morbius’ mentor, and Tyrese Gibson (Fast and the Furious) as an FBI Agent.
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“One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius,” reads the synopsis. “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?
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Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. It is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster.