Well, I guess this means I can be a little more optimistic in my upcoming “Are we about to see more release date delays?” post. Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, opening September 24, is essentially the kick-off movie of the post-summer season. And while much of this summer’s movie offerings were financially flexible horror movies (even The Forever Purge will at least triple its $25 million budget) or commercially questionable biggies (Space Jam: A New Legacy and Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins were almost certainly doomed in any circumstance), the end of the year will (barring further delays) feature a slate of “big” movies (No Time to Die, Top Gun: Maverick, Dune, etc.) that studios are expecting to break out.