When Will 'Morbius' Be Available on Streaming?

Jared Leto's long-delayed superhero film Morbius is finally arriving in theaters on Friday, April 1.

The film is set to introduce a new antihero into Sony's Spider-Man universe, Dr. Michael Morbius (Leto), who becomes a Living Vampire after the biochemist uses bat blood to try and cure himself of a rare blood disease.

Morbius is expected to be in theaters for at least a few months, but the question is when will fans be able to enjoy it from the comfort of their own homes?

When Will 'Morbius' Be Available on Streaming?

Morbius is part of Sony's Spider-Man universe, meaning the character is owned by the company's Sony Pictures studio rather than original creators Marvel, much like Tom Hardy's Venom films and even Spider-Man himself.

Because the rights to the character are owned by Sony Pictures this means that the film's prospects for streaming are limited, at least at first.

In April 2021, Variety reported Sony Pictures had made a deal with Netflix to get the exclusive rights to stream its movies in a first-pay-window agreement, and this applies to all of the studio's films released in 2022.

As such, Morbius will be available to stream first and foremost on Netflix, and while no release date has been announced for the film, the industry standard is around seven months after a film's initial theatrical release date.

This means that the earliest Morbius will be available to stream is probably going to be November 2022.

Films typically get a 90-day theatrical period followed by a four-month window where they are available on home entertainment like DVD and BluRay, and to rent or buy on services like Amazon and Google Play, before being available to stream.

Will 'Morbius' Be Available on Disney+?

Given Morbius is originally a Marvel character, fans might be wondering if the film will be available to stream on Disney+, the home of Marvel content.

The answer is no, Morbius is unlikely to be released on Disney+ anytime soon because it's a Sony Pictures movie and so it will first be released on Netflix.

With that being said, Sony's Spider-Man films will eventually be released on Disney's streaming platform.

Tom Holland's Spider-Man trilogy is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in April 2021 Disney and Sony signed a content licensing agreement that meant Sony movies come to Disney+ after the film's 18-month first-pay-window is over.

While this means that Holland's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is coming to Disney+ eventually, it's not yet clear if this will also apply to Sony's other superhero films like Morbius and Venom.

Morbius will be released in theaters on Friday, April 1.

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Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius in "Morbius". Sony Pictures