Latest Morbius Delay Has Fans Wanting Sony to Add Andrew Garfield to Movie
Stop us if you've heard this story before: Sony has delayed the theatrical release of Morbius. The Marvel vampire movie starring Jared Leto as the titular antihero has been one of the most-delayed films over the past couple of years. On Monday, Sony moved Morbius from its January release date to a debut in April, marking the seventh time the film has been pushed back. There are likely multiple reasons for this latest delay, but Marvel fans only have one theory on their minds.
With COVID-19 cases rising once again, and January traditionally delivering lackluster box office returns, pushing Morbius to April makes sense for Sony, particularly if the studio believes the film can perform. However, after Spider-Man: No Way Home, plenty of fans are taking to Twitter to promote the idea that the extra time could be used to add Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man into Morbius.
Garfield's Peter Parker remains widely loved by Spider-Man fans, and that love was on full display when he returned to the screen in No Way Home. The actor has said he'd be open to continuing his run as the web-slinging hero, which would only be fair after his franchise was unceremoniously cut short.
The first Morbius trailer confirmed that a Spider-Man exists in his universe, and several rumors and theories have suggest that Spider-Man is played by Garfield. This delay only adds fuel to that fire.
Take a look below at some of the fan campaign tweets that have arrived since Morbius was delayed.
ok but what if Morbius is delayed to add Andrew Garfield in👀— Srol (@srolsaysstuff) January 4, 2022
Wouldn't Be Surprised
Morbius has been delayed to April First. After recent success of NWH i wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t a quick reshoot with Andrew Garfield. pic.twitter.com/k6UQdsAFr5— 🎄Schmittyyy🎄#TASM3 #MakeTASM3 (@TheSchmittyyy) January 4, 2022
Make it Up to Us
It's ok Sony we forgive you, you can make it up to us by putting #AndrewGarfield in the credit scene#morbius #theamazingspiderman pic.twitter.com/FFNevWNZ4Q— Comicodigy (@comicodigy) January 4, 2022
Morbius delayed to put Andrew Garfield in the post credit scene.— Bizarnage (@Bizarnage) January 4, 2022
Hello? It's Me.
Sony Pictures trying to get a hold of Andrew Garfield and Tom Hardy to squeeze them into a cameo for Morbius: pic.twitter.com/fAQt5No3wp— Suede Cunningham ⏹️ Misty.mp4 (@MillyBeamen) January 4, 2022
Not to overreact, but if they can get a deal done in time, I can absolutely see them shooting an Andrew Garfield scene in the next three months to put in MORBIUS as a tease. https://t.co/7atLWEm4qe— Preston Moore (He/Him) (@prestoncmoore) January 4, 2022
Maybe, Just Maybe
I don't want to get my hopes built up, but with the success/positive reception that Andrew Garfield got from NWH. Maybe he could show up in Morbius. That could be one of the reasons for the delay.— Chatter Box Film (@Chatterboxfilm) January 4, 2022
Just so everyone knows I'll be watching #Morbius for a possible Andrew Garfield cameo only pic.twitter.com/6JBrXUAKBm— Talia (@Talia55334743) January 4, 2022
#Morbius delayed to April 1. They are clearly reshooting scenes to set up Andrew Garfield’s new Spider-Man movie right? #MakeTASM3 pic.twitter.com/Lwb9jH86vi— Film Stocked (@filmstocked) January 4, 2022
Just Enough Time
Morbius being delayed to April gives them enough time to add Andrew Garfield into the movie 👀— Brooks (Taylor’s Version) (@brookstweetz) January 4, 2022