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“Morbius,” the latest movie in Sony’s “Spider-Man” franchise, is now available to stream on-demand through services like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu. As of May 17, “Morbius” is only available to buy for $20, but a cheaper rental version should be available on June 14.
Like the “Morbius” comics, the film tells the story of Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto), a researcher hoping to cure his rare blood-borne illness. Morbius develops a treatment but mistakenly transforms himself into a living vampire with superhuman abilities and a craving for blood. Morbius eventually becomes a fugitive as he struggles to control his blood lust, while one of his closest friends, played by “Doctor Who” veteran Matt Smith, decides to use the treatment for more selfish purposes.
“Morbius” is part of Sony’s cinematic universe of “Spider-Man” films, which exists independently from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony’s “Spider-Man” franchise also includes two “Venom” films starring Tom Hardy and the animated movie “Into the Spider-Verse.” End credits scenes from these films do tease characters from Sony’s movies eventually crossing over into the larger MCU.
You can now watch “Morbius” at home through video-on-demand (VOD) services like Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, Microsoft Movies, and YouTube. The movie costs $20 to buy, and once you purchase the film you can stream it whenever you’d like with no restrictions.
VOD services like Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon Video, and Vudu all offer the film in up to quality with support for HDR color and contrast on supported devices. If you have a free Movies Anywhere membership, you can even link compatible VOD accounts together so you can watch eligible films, like “Morbius,” across multiple apps.
These VOD services are available on most devices, including Apple and Android phones, Roku, , Roku, and Samsung and LG smart TVs.
“Morbius” is currently only available to purchase, but a cheaper rental option will be available through VOD services starting June 14. It’s not clear exactly how much the rental will cost, but most new releases are priced at about $6.
Eventually, like other films produced by Sony, “Morbius” will be added to the Netflix library for a limited time. A specific released date has not been announced yet.
Because “Morbius” isn’t a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it won’t be on Disney Plus anytime soon.
With that said, Sony films can eventually come to Disney Plus and after an 18-month span on Netflix, based on distribution deals signed in 2021.
Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.
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