Against all odds, Sony’s spin-off film Venom is making a killing at the box office. As of this writing, it is approaching $780 million worldwide and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up somewhere in the mid-$800 million by the time it’s done. While it isn’t quite a billion-dollar maker, given its relatively low budget of $100 million, as well as the absence of Spider-Man, it’s clear that there is some hunger out there for these types of stories.
Now, it looks like Sony is ready to capitalize on that success sooner rather than later. How soon? Well, they plan on having two Marvel spin-off films both hit within the next two years. More specifically, they plan on having two hit within a couple months of each other. The report comes courtesy of Variety reporter Justin Kroll.
“Sony dates two untitled Marvel-Spidey spin-offs. First is a non-sequel opening July 10, 2020, second is a sequel opening Oct. 2, 2020. My guesses are MORBIUS for July date and Venom sequel for October. story coming shortly.”
That sounds like just as good a guess as any. Last we heard, the Silver Sable and Black Cat movie was split into two separate projects, and Morbius seemed pretty far along. We have no current status on Venom, but given how much damn money it’s made, it’s no huge surprise they’d be rushing out a sequel.
On the bright side, at least it’s not like Deadpool where there’s all of a sudden a lot of pressure for Venom 2 to be amazing. This was a film that was woefully mediocre, yet serviceable, and if they manage to catch glimpses of greatness the second time around, it’ll only be that much better.
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SOURCE: Justin Kroll