Will ‘Venom’ Be the Next Hollywood Film With China Trouble After ‘The Eternals,’ ’Shang-Chi’ and ‘Black Widow’?

Will ‘Venom’ Be the Next Hollywood Film With China Trouble After ‘The Eternals,’ ’Shang-Chi’ and ‘Black Widow’?
Yet another week has passed without any news of a release date for Sony’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which debuted stateside Oct. 1.

In China, rumors have quietly circulated that it may be due to two ‘anti-China’ interviews that star Tom Hardy gave at Cannes back in 2012 while promoting the film “Lawless.”

Asked at the film’s press conference whether he saw Marlon Brando as an acting influence, Hardy admitted he had only ever seen one Brando movie — not “The Godfather,” “On the Waterfront,” or “A Streetcar Named Desire,” but one he described as “‘The Tea Rising in Shanghai’… the one where he played the Chinaman,” to laughs from the audience. He was referring to the 1956 Japan-set comedy “The Teahouse of the August Moon.”

The film stars Brando in yellowface as an Okinawan villager named Sakini, and takes place during the 1945 U.S. occupation of Okinawa in the wake of World War II,
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