‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Delayed One Month To October 15

It’s official. ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ has been delayed by 3 weeks, to October 15.

Earlier today, Variety reported that the sequel to 2018’s ‘Venom’ would be delayed, over concerns about the growing Delta variant. This was mainly spurred by the box office failure of DC’s ‘The Suicide Squad’, which made $26M on opening weekend, well below the projections of a $30M opening.

It’ll be interesting to see how the box office moves over the coming weeks, mainly ‘Free Guy’. If that film flops at the box office, expect more studios to start shifting their release calendars again.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage now releases on October 15, 2021.

‘What If…?’ Episode 1 Review and Breakdown

What If…? debuted today and with the first episode finally released, let’s break down the key moments.

The game changing moment was when Peggy took the serum to become Captain Carter. As The Watcher said, this was the pivotal game changing moment in the episode and as time goes on, this will be important later on as we’ll be seeing CC again.

Next, we see the Hydra Stomper. This is what they give Steve because of the lack of a serum. It’s indestructible and basically a 40’s Iron Man suit. This means that if Iron Man was to exist in this world, his dad created the idea.

Finally, we have the ending. We see Captain Carter fighting a HYDRA god. There have been many tentacled beasts in the comics, but only two have been confirmed to appear in the MCU.

Overall, there’s a lot to take away from episode 1 and how it sets up the future of the multiverse. Episode 2 debuts on Disney+ on August 18.

Stories From Sources: August 1 – August 7

Hey guys so a week ago our friends at One Take News decided to do a thing called “Tales From The Drafts”. It was a hit and a great idea, and so we decided to do our own version of that (thanks to @bigscreenleaks, he deserves all the credit for this idea) called “Stories From Sources”. So basically SFS is anything that wasn’t big enough for an article, or wasn’t able to be fully confirmed. Take all this with caution, as it may not pan out. But yes, we do have some Spider-Man: No Way Home news for you.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

I’ve heard rumblings from my sources that Sony is actively considering pushing Venom: Let There Be Carnage to October. Spain and Australia have already moved Venom’s date to October 8 and October 13. I cannot guarantee a delay, nor can I guarantee that Venom keeps it’s current date. But we should be hearing from Sony very soon if it will be delayed.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Michael Peña is in final negotiations with Disney to reprise his role as Luis in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. This was told to me by several sources close with the matter. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw an article from Deadline, Variety, or THR in the next few weeks.

Hawkeye

I’ve heard that the Hawkeye teaser trailer will release at the Emmys, but this has only come from one person, and the person that told me this has been wrong a lot before. So it might happen, but take this with a grain of salt, and don’t be surprised if they’re wrong. This is by far the most iffy of all the things listed in this issue.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

I want to state this very, very, very clearly. What I am saying from my sources might happen. It MIGHT. I have ZERO ability to affect what Sony does. I’ve heard that the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer will drop behind closed doors at Sony’s CinemaCon presentation, then will release to the general public either the morning of the 24th or in September, I can’t confirm which yet. Take this with a HUGE grain of salt, especially since it’s No Way Home-related.

This is it for this week’s issue of Stories From Sources!

May Calamawy and Loic Mabanza To Appear In ‘Moon Knight’

Wow, we’ve gotten a lot of Moon Knight news today. Well, here’s a bit more.

Earlier today, The Ronin announced that Loic Mabanza will make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in ‘Moon Knight‘. They confirmed that May Calamawy would appear in the series as well. The current cast consists of Oscar Issac, Ethan Hawke, and Gaspard Ulliel.

Moon Knight premieres in Early 2022 on Disney+.

Peter Cameron Slated As Writer/Producer On ‘Moon Knight’

Last month, we got word that Peter Cameron was serving as producer on an announced Marvel Studios TV series. Cameron later refuted those statements on Twitter, saying that the project had already been announced. Now, we know exactly what that project is.

Earlier, The Ronin announced that Peter Cameron will serve as a writer/producer on Moon Knight, alongside Jeremy Slater and Beau DeMayo. Previously, he had served as a writer on WandaVision.

Moon Knight premieres in Early 2022 on Disney+.

Sharon Carter To Appear In ‘Moon Knight’

Since we got confirmation that Sharon Carter was the Power Broker way back in April, fans have been waiting for info on her next appearances. Now, 3 and a half months later, we have that info.

Earlier today, The Ronin announced that Emily VanCamp would reprise her role as Sharon Carter/The Power Broker in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight. No other details were provided. It isn’t known if this appearance will be a short cameo, or something more. We can only hope.

Moon Knight releases in Early 2022 on Disney+.

‘Ms Marvel’ Tie-In Comic Reportedly Delayed to December 2021

Evidence is pointing to a delay for Ms Marvel yet again.

According to a listing on Amazon, The upcoming Ms Marvel tie-in comic has been delayed to December 2021. The tie-in comic will be dropping before the show so this seemingly confirms Ms Marvel has been delayed to 2022.

It had a September 15th release date which would’ve correlated with the previously rumored October release, but it now releases December 1st.

Ms Marvel is currently scheduled to release on Disney+ in Late 2021.

Analysis: Will The Delta Variant Force Studios To Shift Film Slates Yet Again?

With a lot of the world under lockdown for 2020, with vaccines available in 2021, there was hope of defeating the virus. Now, it looks like we may be shutting down again. Cinema Reviewed’s Adam Wade analyzed the situation, and here’s what he found (Actual analysis below “Do More Films Have The Potential To Be Delayed?”).

Why Is Hollywood Delaying Films Again?

In recent months, the new Delta Variant has starting spreading, with the number of cases and deaths rising. It seems studios have noticed this. They have delayed films, with ‘Clifford: The Big Red Dog’ being the first of what’s likely to be many.

What Has Been Delayed So Far?

As mentioned earlier, Paramount Pictures’ ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ has been delayed indefinitely due to uncertainty of how the new Delta Variant might affect the box office. David Lowery’s “The Green Knight” has been delayed in the UK due to the same reason, while a episode of Marvel Studios’ “What If…?” being pushed to season 2 since it hadn’t finished on time.

Do More Films Have The Potential To Be Delayed?

It’s seems there are a lot of questions on what Hollywood could delay next. There have been concerns around ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ after Sony started advertising the film as “This Fall” rather than the September 24th date.

There are also concerns over the highly anticipated ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. With 4 months until the film, we still have no trailer or footage, besides 3 stills released in February.

With the pandemic being an ever changing situation, all studios can do is watch and wait. All we can do is wonder if the box office will ever be the same.

My Thoughts On The Topic

The coronavirus is a ever changing situation. Even with vaccines being created, developed, and rolled out, expect films to be delayed. Studios want to make as much money as possible, especially from blockbuster films they know can do well in a good market.

To conclude, I do believe that films like ‘Dune’, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ could be delayed if COVID statistics don’t get better. Only time will tell.

Upcoming Major Film Release Schedule (2021)

Free Guy releases in theaters on August 13.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings releases in theaters on September 3.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage releases in theaters on September 24.

The Many Saints of Newark releases in theaters on October 1.

No Time To Die releases in theaters on October 8.

Dune and Last Night in Soho release in theaters on October 22.

Eternals releases in theaters on November 5.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife releases in theaters on November 11.

Top Gun: Maverick releases in theaters on November 19.

House of Gucci and Encanto release in theaters on November 24.

West Side Story releases in theaters on December 10.

Spider-Man: No Way Home releases in theaters on December 17.

The Matrix 4 and The King’s Man release in theaters on December 22.

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