By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com
Published: 07:32 GMT, 22 January 2021 | Updated: 19:13 GMT, 22 January 2021
On Thursday, MGM announced it was once again delaying the new Bond movie No Time To die, pushing it back from April 2 to October 8.
And that set off a chain reaction as other studios proceeded to move their October 8 releases so as not to go up against the 007 juggernaut starring Daniel Craig in his final outing as the British spy with a licence to kill.
Sony, which had already postponed its Marvel Comics adaptation Morbius three times, opted to postpone it a fourth time, until January 21, 2022.
Not coming soon: Sony has postponed the release of its Marvel Comics adaptation Morbius for a fourth time, pushing it from October 8 to January 21, 2022
Avoiding a showdown: Sony's announcement Thursday came after MGM revealed it was pushing the new Bond film No Time To Die back again, from March 19 to October 8
Morbius stars Jared Leto as the blood-sucking Spider-Man anti-hero with a supporting cast that includes Michael Keaton, Matt Smith and Jared Harris.
It had only been announced last week that it was being