‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Delayed Until September 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been delayed by Sony Pictures and now will release on September 17, 2021.
The film was originally scheduled to debut on June 25, 2021, but Sony Pictures clearly lacks confidence that the majority of theatres will be open by then.
‘VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE’ has been delayed to September 17, 2021. pic.twitter.com/bad8LiWtZy
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage is only the latest film to get delayed by Sony as they continue to adapt to the global pandemic. Their other Venomverse film, Morbius, starring Jared Leto, has been delayed several times and now sits on January 21, 2022. It was initially scheduled for a release on July 10, 2020.
It seems Sony has decided to move all of its releases out of the summer blockbuster window as well, after the company moved Ghostbusters: Afterlife to November 11, 2021, while Uncharted has been moved from July this year to February 11, 2022. And those are just a few, with some smaller Sony releases also jumping all over the place. For now, Spider-Man: No Way Home aims to rock the Christmas season, which is a pretty safe bet.
Sony isn’t the only film studio to move its slate of releases further along, as Universial Studios delayed Fast and Furious 9 once again. That one got moved back just a month to June 25, 2021, which is coincidentally only three days out from the 20-year anniversary of the original film. MGM’s No Time to Die (which Universal is distributing internationally), the last Daniel Craig-led James Bond film, also made the jump from April to early October.
Disney has also pushed back some of its upcoming releases, with The King’s Man getting moved from March 3 to August 20, 2021. It should be noted that Marvel Studios is still sticking to its guns with Black Widow‘s May 7 release date. While Kevin Feige is clearly waiting until the last possible moment to delay Marvel’s next feature film, which has already been delayed by a year, it seems a risky move to push ahead with it when other major studios have decided to bite the bullet.
We’ll see how many more blockbusters get delayed in the next few weeks. Hopefully, this is the final round of delays we’ll see for pandemic-related reasons this year, as the vaccination process is pushing ahead effectively.