The desire of some viewers for Venom 2 was finally sated with a first screening in London, and the result was a series of leaks.
Venom: let there be carnage is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Not only is this the sequel to the surprise blockbuster 2018, but it has been suspected to have some connection with Spider-Man. The desire of some fans of Venom 2 was finally sated this week with an early screening in London, which resulted in almost immediate leaks.
Details spread on social media, once again highlighting the risks inherent in early testing. This will only be exacerbated by the film’s worldwide rollout – September 30 in Russia, October 1 in the US, October 15 in the UK, etc. – that is, over there. will be carnage, at least as far as spoilers go.
The September 14 special screening in London, two weeks before the US premiere of Venom: let there be carnage, made sure that the movie’s biggest secrets were revealed in the wild. Of course, members of the public were urged to refrain from revealing spoilers, but not everyone listened.
This means that by the time the film hits the US and Canada – to say nothing of the UK two weeks later – Venom: let there be carnage spoilers will probably have invaded social media.
Granted, due to concerns over COVID-19, release dates have been set for virtually all movie studios; Sony has delayed the premiere of Venom: let there be carnage no less than four times. However, encouraged by Marvel’s box office success Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, Sony increased the US and Canadian release of Venom 2, from October 15 to October 1. No similar changes have been made in other markets, where rollout will continue until December 2 (although the sweet spot for international openings is October 14-15).
Regardless of any kind of honor system, most fans aren’t willing to shut up for two weeks – or a month – about a film as expected as Venom: let there be carnage. Some will enthusiastically pass up the details, even trying to “code” the spoilers; a few passages of the film recorded surreptitiously, with the obvious intention from the start to reveal the coveted information. Intentions aside, such leaks turn social media into a minefield for anyone hoping to avoid spoilers before. Venom 2the Liberation.
Perhaps the only good effect of screening so far has been positive word of mouth. That, along with the popularity of Venom, can help propel Let there be carnage at box office heights.
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