Sony was expected to move VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE from its current slot on the schedule, October 15, to the one in January of 2022, the one currently held by MORBIUS. This only made sense, considering MORBIUS does not really exist, and considering Sony would lose out on a chunk of dough by pitting their movie against HALLOWEEN KILLS, also opening on October 15. Sony defied expectations, though, for now at least. They haven’t moved their movie. What does this mean, exactly?
It could be that Sony has given up. That they’ve accepted that they aren’t going to make as much money off VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE as they would have had the whole damned Deltarona thing not happened. Like Disney did with RYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, CRUELLA, and BLACK WIDOW, and like Warner Brothers did with its entire slate of 2021 movies, they may have decided to just cut their losses. Disney and WB, though, have their livestreaming services to help cushion the blow of financial loss. Sony does not. Is Sony just stalling, hoping that Universal will blink first and move HALLOWEEN KILLS? I would advise the suits-in-offices over at Sony not to hold their collective breath. Universal has had that slot reserved for their film for far longer. I don’t think they’ll budge.