Tens Of Thousands Of People Sign Petition To Get Morbius Back Into Cinemas For A Third Time
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More than 25,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to bring Morbius back into cinemas for a third time.
While it was incredible to think the flick returned for a second time, pranksters are hoping their online campaign will complete a hat trick.
The petition is titled ‘We Were All Busy That Weekend - Please Bring Morbius to the Theatre a Third Time’ and has already amassed a huge following.
The description reads: “Dear Sony,
“This weekend, excited fans across the world had the chance to once again see Morbius in the theatres. While this was an awesome opportunity, there was one problem: We were all busy this weekend.”
It continues: “Some of us were washing our hair, some of us had to study, and some of us had just already made other plans.”
In that case, please re-release Dune, as I had some socks that just had to be folded that weekend too.
The online campaign added: “Please don't interpret this as disinterest on our part. If you were to once again release Morbius in theatres, just let us know, and we will be there for sure. Unless something comes up.
“Signed, Fans of the Movies.”
The film’s initial release flopped at the box office.
It only earned USD$33 million (AUD $47,836,503 or £27,471,675) in its opening weekend despite its generous USD$163.8 million (AUD $237,826,953 or £136,377,586) budget.
Following its opening weekend, a barrage of memes roasting the Marvel movie started to go viral.
Many memes poked fun at its underwhelming critical and commercial response.
having No Way having Morbius— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) March 25, 2022
Home spoiled spoiled
for you for you pic.twitter.com/F6aosbNHNS
Be careful out there everyone. I had 2 Morbius tickets in my car and someone broke in and left 4 more. pic.twitter.com/AUtwDehdbM— jarvis ᱬ (@jrvsscarlet) March 31, 2022
Despite its terrible first run, people on social media called for Morbius to go back to the cinema for another run.
Sony decided to capitalise on this opportunity and gave the fans exactly what they were asking for.
Unsurprisingly, the second round release failed spectacularly and it only generated an additional USD$280,000 (AUD $ 406,541 or £233,124) at the box office, according to Forbes.
Enough though it hasn't been a smash hit for Sony, there’s already been speculation of a Morbius sequel in the works. Yes, we can’t believe it either.
Although nothing has been officially confirmed, while speaking with The Playlist, the film’s star Jared Leto said ‘never say never’ in response to a question about whether there will be a second film.
With that being said, we can’t wait to see the series of memes that will circulate the internet should a second movie be in the pipeline.
Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
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