If you thought the ever-moving movie release slate was done with adjustments, you’d be WRONG. Announced this morning, Sony’s upcoming “Venom” sequel has changed dates yet again. This time however, it’s a move forward rather than a delay.
According to the official “Venom: Let There Be Carnage“ social medias, the film will NOW be hitting theaters on October 1st, rather than the 15th.
This could be due to the theatrical release-only success of Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings,” which is seeing the highest Labor Day opening ever at around $90 million. Seriously, “Shang-Chi” has shattered the previous record, which was held by Rob Zombie‘s “Halloween” in 2007 at about $30 million.
The move is a smart one, as it pulls the Tom Hardy flick from being so close to Legendary’s “Dune.” That flick just had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and has been dominating film Twitter chatter ever since.
With the Delta Variant of Covid showing no sign of abating anytime soon, this will probably not be the last release date shift we see.
We’ll do our best to keep you updated on news as it comes.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” will hit theaters exclusively on October 1st, 2021. Fandango’s own Erik Davis says tickets go on sale this coming week.