Yet again, Sony has decided to move Venom: Let There Be Carnage. This time, however, the news should be welcomed by fans as the film will now release two weeks earlier on October 1st, 2021. Why the move? My money is on Sony 1) worrying about the continuing delta variant of COVID-19 (not to mention other variants cropping up) as we move into the fall, and 2) they see Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ success as an indicator that the appetite is strong for superhero projects right now. What will happen with later fall releases remains to be seen. Tom Hardy stars in the Andy Serkis-directed sequel that pits Hardy’s Venom against Woody Harrelson’s Carnage.
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