Netflix Original series Squid Game broke the record for most viewers ever for a new series launch on the platform with over 111 million viewers. However, a fan-favorite Marvel movie has just dethroned Squid Game for most viewership in Mexíco.
Sony Pictures’ Venom (2018) has taken over Squid Game as the most watched project on the streaming service. This is likely due to people catching up on the franchise with the recent release of Tom Hardy-led sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which premiered on October 1, 2021. According to BolaVIP, fans were excited about the sequel and needed to be refreshed before viewing.
The original Venom tells the story of the popular symbiote from the beloved Marvel Comics. The film has grossed over $856 million at the global box office, and the follow-up film has also been a somewhat surprising blockbuster so far. At the end of Venom, the post credits scene teased that another Marvel Comics character, Carnage, would be appearing in the “Spider-Verse” soon — Venom 2 proved that this was true.
For now, Hardy’s Venom has yet to make his debut in Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, but rumor has it that the actor might be breaking the Multiverse wide open in Spider-Man: Far From Home on December 17, 2021.
More on Squid Games
Squid Games has dominated Netflix this past month, even beating out Netflix Original Bridgerton for the crown of the most viewed original series on the streaming platform. Squid Games tell the stories of individuals who have been invited to participate in a series of games for a hefty cash prize that can change their lives, however, the games involved come with a sinister twist. According to a review by The Emory Wheel, Squid Game can be described as horror-like with childish innuendos:
The show’s immense success is largely due to its ability to pull wool over the viewers’ eyes throughout all nine episodes. The players march to and from each game through haphazardly arranged staircases painted in bubblegum pink and chartreuse — a bizarre set reminiscent of those in old kids’ TV shows. The players are awoken each morning by the gentle waltz “By The Beautiful Blue Danube.” The prize money is collected in a comically large transparent piggy bank suspended from the ceiling. When the games’ horrors are revealed to both the viewers and the players, these aesthetic choices only compound the viewers’ fears. The eerie music-box-like soundtrack and heavily armed guards clad in hot pink jumpsuits lend to the feeling of false security, making each gruesome death all the more jarring and grisly imagery more unsettling.
Whether you are watching Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage or Squid Game, it seems there is no shortage of entertainment for viewers this fall. However, if you are wanting to watch anything by Disney or Marvel Studios, you’ll need to hop on over to Disney+, which has a huge catalog of Disney-owned movies and series available for viewing, with more added each month!
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