Sony Pictures has delayed its Venom sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, to October 15. The movie was originally slated for release on September 24, but it appears that the studio has decided to exercise a bit of caution following the lukewarm results of various films that have been released recently.
This marks the fourth time that Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been delayed. The sequel was originally scheduled for release in October 2020, but that date ended up slipping to June 2021 due to coronavirus concerns. And as Venom fans discovered today, the symbiote-wearing anti-hero won’t be back on the big screen in September as previously intended.
Sony Pictures’ most recent trailer and official website still only indicate that Venom: Let There Be Carnage will arrive “exclusively in movie theaters this fall,” so another delay may not be out of the question.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage brings back Tom Hardy as the titular character in a new story that pits him against one of Spider-Man and Venom’s biggest nemeses, Carnage. Playing the serial killer Cletus Kasady with red symbiote is Woody Harrelson, who has been criticized by some as not looking quite like his comic book counterpart aside from some hair dye.
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.