Michael Myers is still set to do battle with both Venom and Carnage this fall, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.
In a surprising move, Sony Pictures recently shifted Venom: Let There Be Carnage out of its September slot to October 15, which would pit the sequel to the Spider-Man spinoff directly against Universal’s equally hot Halloween Kills, the sequel to the Blumhouse-produced smash hit that globally topped $250M at the box office vs. Venom‘s $850+M.
Reports surfaced (via Vulture) out of the ongoing CinemaCon this week that Sony was tinkering with the idea of moving Venom: Let There Be Carnage out of the October slot as well, bumping it all the way to January 21, 2022.
Our sources have told us that, as of this writing, there are no conversations about shifting the Venom sequel out of the recently set October date. Variety reinforced what we were told in an updated article earlier this morning.
As for Halloween Kills, I have heard from several different people that Universal is also holding their ground, committing to the Oct. 15 release and box office battle with Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
This is an important date as it sets the table for strong holiday sales pushes from Black Friday digital sales through a likely Christmastime Blu-ray/DVD release.
We’ll keep you updated if anything changes from this point forward.