The latest James Bond film “No Time to Die” was supposed to be one of our must-see films of 2020. That is, until 2020 was pretty much canceled by COVID-19.
That old British super spy is hard to kill and so is the movie business, so we’re daring to get our hopes up for it again because the new action extravaganza is – finally, fingers crossed – coming out this fall. And so are a bunch of other major films that were pandemic-delayed, like another “Halloween,” a “Sopranos” prequel and the anticipated sci-fi adaptation “Dune.”
For movie fans coming out of the summer-movie season, October is so stacked it looks like July (but with a few more Oscar-ready movies), and folks will be able to find good stuff during the next two months at theaters or on streaming devices.
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: Halloween Kills 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.
They wrote a movie about mob violence and five months later, the mobs started to gather. We were supposed to come out a year ago. And then January 6th happened – this was supposed to be released in October of last year and now we’re watching a mob descend on the U.S. capital. That’s what the next movie is about: the town of Haddonfield, all of the people in the town who were also victims of Michael Myers. There’s a group of people who are very angry at the authorities and are going to take the law into their own hands.
Curtis has also tagged the post with #EvilDiesTonight, which is likely a bit too optimistic. We know that Halloween Ends will wrap up this trilogy, so I’m betting that no matter how much he’s stabbed, shot, and burned in Halloween Kills, Michael will still be coming as the credits roll.
Halloween Kills premieres at the Venice Film Halloween Kills Festival tomorrow, marking the end of the long delay caused by COVID. It won’t go on wide release until next month, but I can’t wait to see the critical reaction to what’s looking like a humdinger of a slasher.
This follows in the footsteps of 2018’s critically acclaimed Halloween, with Michael Myers back once again to menace Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode in action that’s set to get crazier than ever before. The trailers have shown that the movie will see the people of Haddonfield uniting against Michael, with Strode insisting that he’s just a man and not an invincible supernatural monster.