Morbius is returning to theaters — and it’s all because of the memes

Jared Leto in Morbius
(Image credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)

It's Morbin time...again.

Morbius, a product of Sony's Spider-Man Universe, is returning to theaters. According to, the movie will be added to over 1,000 theaters beginning on June 3.

Morbius stars Jared Leto as a doctor with a rare blood disorder who accidentally turns himself into a vampire while looking for a cure. Matt Smith co-stars as his best-friend-turned-accidental-vampire-villain. Though critically panned, it managed to gross a total of $160 million at the global box office, spawn rumors of a sequel, and is now set to be re-released – all because of the memes.

Thousands of people have shared Morbius memes before and after the film's release, and are still posting them as we speak. Some of the most popular memes include the phrases "It's Morbin time," a parody of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' "It's morphin time!" and "a Morbillion dollars." "What is your Morbius name?" image that asks for your birth month and Zodiac sign. The catch is that every birth month is "Mor" and every Zodiac sign is "bius." Another meme is "The Book of Morbmon," accompanied by a photoshopped picture of the Book of Mormon.

Youtuber and comedian Eddy Burback posted a video on his channel in which announces – while wearing a Party City Dracula cape and fangs – his plan to see Morbius 5 times in a row. Instead of paying for a ticket to the film, however, Burback bought a ticket for Everything Everywhere All At Once and simply snuck in each time. The video, which humorously breaks down the plot of the movie, has been viewed over 1.6 million times.

Though people seem to have a general dislike for the Sony film, they just can't seem to stop talking about it. The meme-ification of Morbius may just lead to a sequel after all.

For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2022 and beyond.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.