Venom will be back sooner than expected. Sony Pictures announced on Monday that it would advance the film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, led by Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson, in two weeks. The second Poison The movie and Marvel’s next entry into Sony’s Spider-Man universe will be released on October 1st, as opposed to October 15th. This comes in response to the box office success of Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings, also a Marvel movie, albeit from the Disney house, which grossed over $140 million (about Rs. 1,020 crores) over the weekend debut and at the end of Monday.
Sony Pictures also has high box office hopes for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, given the commercial success of the first film in 2018. Poison grossed over $850 million (about Rs. 6,219 crores) worldwide – even with a critical failure – with $213.5 million (about Rs. 1,562 crores) from theaters in the US and Canada, and $269 million (about Rs. 1,968 crores) from cinemas in China. There’s no clarity about the release date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage in China, so it’ll be interesting to see how the sequel fares – especially considering COVID-19.
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This isn’t the first time the release date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been changed. Originally scheduled to fall in October 2020, the next Poison The film was postponed first to June 2021, then to September 2021, before jumping to October 15th due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the US due to the highly contagious Delta variant. It was widely expected that Venom: Let There Be Carnage would be pushed back even further, even more so after Paramount Pictures pushed Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick for 2022, but Sony Pictures decided to stick with it rather than root for it.
The new October 1 release date of Venom: Let There Be Carnage puts it a week before the US opening of Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 James Bond, No Time to Die, released on October 8 in America From north. But that’s not the case elsewhere, including India and the UK, where No Time to Die will be released on September 30th. That could pit Venom against Bond. 360 Gadgets has contacted Sony Pictures Entertainment India to confirm that Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released on October 1st also in India. We will update this story if we hear back.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released on October 1st in theaters around the world. It will be available in 3D, IMAX and large premium formats. In India, it will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, September 8, in the United States.