As happened in 2020, the large studios are in the position of readjusting the release dates of their films in 2021 to adapt to the health situation. Movie theaters in New York and Los Angeles reopen this week, and the US market continues to be the “yardstick” for major producers. This has caused Sony Pictures to readjust the release of one of its presumably highest-grossing films of the year: Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
The sequel to the 2018 Venom movie starring Tom Hardy was scheduled to premiere this summer at the end of June. However, a few weeks ago Universal readjusted its calendar and placed Fast & Furious 9 on the same weekend.
While at another time this would not have been too much of a problem, with the box office limping and with a slow recovery perspective, it is not a good idea for two box office films to coincide in time, so Sony has moved tab.
As Variety collects, the new release date of Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set at September 17 , a date that currently has room to be screened without great competition in sight. The closest major releases are The Suicide Squad in August and Dune in October. Andy Serkis sits in the director’s chair in Venom: Let There Be Carnage to put his extensive knowledge of the field of motion capture at the service of the symbiote and improve the technical section of the first film.
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