MORBIUS Memes Lead To Increasing Concerns That A Sequel Will Be Announced

MORBIUS Memes Lead To Increasing Concerns That A Sequel Will Be Announced MORBIUS Memes Lead To Increasing Concerns That A Sequel Will Be Announced

This is too funny not to report on! It seems the internet has been fooled into believing that a sequel to Morbius has been announced thanks to a surge in memes and social media engagement.

By MarkCassidy - May 28, 2022 07:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Morbius

No, Sony Pictures has not officially greenlit a Morbius sequel - but there are increasing concerns that the studio will do so after the disastrous Spider-Man spinoff was given a new lease of life through internet memes.

A mocked-up image of a CNN headline announcing plans for a sequel has been doing the rounds, and seems to have fooled quite a few people. The increase in engagement stemmed from a surge in memes and hashtags, with "It's Morbin' Time" taking on a life of its own, and people proclaiming the Daniel Espinosa-helmed movie a "misunderstood masterpiece."

Of course, most people are laughing at Morbius, not with it, but it is worth noting that the movie has been performing very well on the Apple TV+ streaming service. Morbius may not have fared particularly well at the box office, but nor was it a major flop, and respectable Blu-ray sales could potentially lead to Sony Pictures threatening us with a follow-up.


Even if a sequel doesn't materialize, we might well see Jared Leto return as dear old Mikey in whatever unholy team-up movie the studio seemed to be teasing in that post-credits scene.

What do you guys make of the "Morbius revolution"? Would you be down for a sequel... even if it's just to take the piss out of?

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Fogs - 5/28/2022, 7:34 AM
Hahaha love how the headline can be read that the main concern is the announcement happens
Watchingme - 5/28/2022, 7:44 AM
@Fogs - You must be morbin
Fogs - 5/28/2022, 2:49 PM
@Randomusername - better than el muerto'in
Doomsday8888 - 5/28/2022, 7:37 AM
Have yet to see it, even for free...i don't think i will, not anytime soon at least...
Watchingme - 5/28/2022, 7:44 AM
@Doomsday8888 - Go morb yourself.
m1doriya - 5/28/2022, 7:41 AM
TheWalkingCuban - 5/28/2022, 10:58 AM
@m1doriya - 😂😂😂😂😂
Watchingme - 5/28/2022, 7:45 AM
I cant believe Morbius is announced to be leading the avengers. Avengers its time to Morb.
BritishMonkey - 5/28/2022, 7:47 AM
Sony would absolutely misunderstand the attraction at the moment.
Morbius is The Room of superhero films right now so of course everyone is taking the piss out of it. No one seriously likes it or wants more of it. Hopefully someone at Sony is wise enough to see that, but they're so deluded and out of touch...
Watchingme - 5/28/2022, 7:48 AM
@BritishMonkey - Holy Morb batman
Urubrodi - 5/28/2022, 7:52 AM
In case it is announced, no one is forced to watch it. To be worried of a possible announcement is just lame.
Watchingme - 5/28/2022, 7:53 AM
@Urubrodi - This man Morbs.
DrReedRichards - 5/28/2022, 7:56 AM
No argument from me. So long as we're clear on who's to blame, I'm good.

You brought this on yourselves.
TheManWithoutFear - 5/28/2022, 8:02 AM
Legit hilarious headline.
OmegaDaGrodd - 5/28/2022, 8:09 AM
All these Sony movies are built around the memes they'll spawn, so this absolutely tracks
ProfessorWhy - 5/28/2022, 8:20 AM
Morb money, morb problems
Fares - 5/28/2022, 8:39 AM
TheSuperMex - 5/28/2022, 8:59 AM
Real cinema wins again.

GhostDog - 5/28/2022, 9:22 AM
MorbidlyObryce - 5/28/2022, 9:50 AM
He needs a snack.
valmic - 5/28/2022, 10:24 AM
I liked the movie up until he became a vampire and it just slowly fell apart from there
Nightmare - 5/28/2022, 10:44 AM
kirbyfan - 5/28/2022, 10:44 AM
I hope so, Morbius is way way better than it's being given credit for!
TheHumanSpider2 - 5/28/2022, 10:49 AM
2016: Meme culture makes Donald Trump the president of the United States
2022: Meme culture makes the studio greenlight a sequel to Morbius


Reeds2Much - 5/28/2022, 7:30 PM
@TheHumanSpider2 -
Spidey91 - 5/28/2022, 11:33 AM
I will literally go out and punch people on the street if you mf'ers actually meme a sequel to this movie into existence.
generictheeric - 5/28/2022, 8:30 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - (morbius wins) ⚰️⚰️⚰️
bobevanz - 5/28/2022, 1:44 PM
BO is all they need to see, unless if they pay Leto an ungodly amount of money to come back
Spock0Clock - 5/28/2022, 2:10 PM
I'm pretty sure people were mostly laughing at Venom, too, including the filmmakers and Hardy. That silly self-deprecation was that movie's only saving grace.

But even that wore thin pretty quick for me.
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/28/2022, 5:06 PM
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