We recently reported that Venom’s sequel was delayed due to the ongoing impact of COVID19. Movies that are usually blockbuster successes in Hollywood such as Black Widow have overwhelmingly underdelivered, considering these types of movies are usually $700m+ with ease.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was basically the fall guy for both Venom and Eternals. Venom was already pushed back, but it looked to be pushed back again depending on how Shang-Chi performed at the box office.
Given how great the movie was, it’s no surprise Sony and Marvel have backtracked a little, even to the point Sony has pushed their movie forward.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage went from the 15th of October to the 1st. It’s not a huge leap forward, but it does mean we’re now less than a month away from the premiere.
COVID19 has made a detrimental impact on cinemas all around the world, but I think now the cinemas will start to pick up again due to the releases we can expect over the next few months.
I am glad Shang-Chi was a major success because now it hopefully means this can be the last of the delays, as we have a lot of superhero content to catch up on.