Venom: Let There Be Carnage is close to rivalling James Bond’s No Time To Die when it comes to the changing release date, with the film now moving forward to October 1.
It was only a couple of weeks ago, the Sony Marvel movie moved to Oct 15 from September 24 because of COVID-19, and there were recent rumours of it going to January 2022.
However, Sony saw the money Disney and Marvel made with Shang-Chi and bumped the Andy Serkis directed superhero sequel up to two weeks.
The terrific Labour Day record-breaking $90 million box office takings would be lighting up all the Hollywood studios as it proves, even with the delta variant, more people want to go to the theatre and I couldn’t be happier.
It shouldn’t be forgotten the opening weekends of both horror film Candyman and the Ryan Reynolds video-game based comedy Free Guy helped get to this point. Both took a strong $22.37 million and $28.4 million respectfully got us to this point.
This will also be a massive win for cinemas as studios stay firm with 2021 releases and build on making up on a destructive 18 months for their sector.
It’s just Sony looking at dollar signs as Warner Bros hope the trend continues for Dune, Universal with their Halloween Kills and in the UK, the studio will be hoping for a strong showing for No Time To Die before its release in the US.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage sees Tom Hardy returning as Eddie Brock and we’ll see him continue the bromance with the alien symbiote, Venom. Having appeared in the post-credits scene in 2018’s Venom, Woody Harrelson stars as serial killer Cletus Kasady who’ll transform into Carnage.
The villain is well known in the Spider-Man comics as Venom’s main bad guy and a popular one within the fanbase.
The movie also stars Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomi Harris as the comic book villain Shriek.
If the trailer for this film is anything to go by, it’ll be as wonderfully entertaining as the original film, but given the current world, it won’t match or beat the first films $850 million globe box office.
The film is still currently slated to come out in the UK on October 15.