Ah shit, here we go again.
Sony has made the decision to push Venom: Let There Be Carnage back a month from its September 24 release date. It will now open in theaters on October 15, 2021.
The reason behind the move? Well, apparently the delta variant of COVID-19 is making its way across the United States which has made moviegoers more reluctant in heading to the theaters. So far, the box office hasn’t seen much of a hit (compared to two months ago), but I can’t imagine Hollywood has been happy with the box office numbers they have been seeing.
The first Venom film was a box office hit, generating $855 at the worldwide box office. It’s understandable that Sony might want to replicate as much of that success as possible. But with box office revenue not looking pretty at the moment for blockbusters, Sony might have to sit on this film for another year. At that point, is it even worth it?
Andy Serkis is in the director’s chair for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The film stars Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris.
What are your thoughts on the latest delay? Is this just the first of many to come?