‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Is Moving…Up A Couple Of Weeks!

In the midst of gloomy predictions of further movie delays, a ray of sunshine. Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which itself had been rumored to move into 2022, will actually open a couple of weeks earlier. Huh?

That’s right. Sony has moved the Venom sequel up from the October 15th slot it took up residence in just a couple of weeks ago, and set it for October 1st. So what’s the deal here? Has the Delta variant suddenly gone away and audiences eager to return to theaters? Well, definitely not the former. But as Deadline notes, the latter was proven somewhat by the strong record-breaking performance of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at the box office. It’s clear that people will buy tickets for blockbuster superhero movies when given the chance.

I think this move should also be taken as a good sign that Marvel’s Eternals will stay in its November slot.  After all, the fans have spoken with their dollars and they want their superhero movies on the big screen, please and thank you.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.