After the smashing success of Spider-Man: No Way Home at the box office, up next in the Marvel movie slate is Morbius which will tell the origins of the titular villain played by Jared Leto. There has been some anticipation for the film since it will be the big-screen debut of a beloved comic book villain and it will also extend Sony's Spider-Verse which started in 2018's Venom.
As fans are waiting for the release of the film, a new detail has recently emerged regarding its potential running time. According to the official Cinemark website, Morbius will have a running time of 1 hour and 48 minutes or 108 minutes. That means it will be slightly longer than Venom: Let There Be Carnage but it will be shorter than the other Marvel films that were released this year including the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The reported running time of Morbius might be refreshing for some since a lot of comic book movies that were released this year were at least 2 hours. It doesn't tell us about the potential quality of the film, but it does give us an idea about what time should we should allot when we see the film. It's hard to tell right now if the film has the right running time until we finally get to see it, but hopefully, it's going to be a good film.
Leading up to the release, one of the things that fans have been wondering about Morbius is how connected is it going to be with the other Spider-Man films given its reference to Venom in the recent trailer and the appearance of Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Let's just see how the film will address its connection to the entire Sony's Spider-Verse and, potentially, the MCU as well.
Morbius is set to be released in theaters on January 28, 2022.