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Sony says film is not in the MCU despite Tyrese Gibson’s claims

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Did Tyrese Gibson overstep? The Fast and Furious actor is a co-star in the upcoming Sony Pictures Marvel film, MORBIUS, and he let loose a daring declare that the film is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that the film might shift its launch date as soon as once more. Sony Pictures has now stepped in to refute what Gibson’s free lips let slip out.

This all began when Gibson made feedback throughout an interview with ComicBook.com whereas selling Fast and Furious 9. First Gibson mentioned, in regards to the film, that “They just pushed the movie to October 2022 because they want to take advantage of that Halloween energy.” As the interview continues, Gibson was requested if Morbius was set in the MCU and the actor responded with a easy “Yes.” The interviewer then requested for clarification by asking if the film was set in “the Avengers world”, and Gibson, as soon as once more, repeated “Yes.” You can see a few of that interview beneath:

News of this interview reached Sony Pictures fairly rapidly and, based on Gamespot, the studio confirmed that Morbius is nonetheless on monitor to be launched on January 28, 2022, and is not shifting to October 2022. Furthermore, Sony Pictures additionally mentioned that Morbius will not be a part of the MCU and is nonetheless rooted in Sony Pictures’ Marvel Universe.

Morbius suffered a number of delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s authentic launch date was July 10, 2020, which was then shifted to July 31, 2020. From there the film was pushed to Match 19, 2021, after which to October 8, 2021. After that delay, the film noticed one other launch date shift to January 21, 2022, and from there Morbius was moved one final time to its present date of January 28, 2022. I’m not sure what insider data Tyrese thought he had about one other launch date change however Sony has refuted his claims so this may increasingly simply be a case of the actor merely speaking an excessive amount of. 

The MCU connection is a bit extra problematic. Sony Pictures is denying the film is in the MCU however a few of the advertising and marketing signifies that is not the case. For occasion, in the film’s trailer, Michael Keaton makes an look as Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture, a job he originated in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Even although Sony and Marvel share the rights to the Spider-Man character, Spider-Man: Homecoming is very a lot part of the MCU so it is a bit complicated. Is Sony merely being coy? Did Tyrese reveal this information too early and so they need to do damage management? Hard to inform at this level.

Do YOU assume Morbius is part of the MCU? 

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