Eddie Brock can’t seem to take a break. After several significant release date delays due to the pandemic, the upcoming sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been delayed again. Recently, rumors circulated that Sony chose to postpone the film’s premiere in theaters until October or even early 2022. On Thursday, the studio officially confirmed that the sequel will now premiere on October 15, rather than the planned one. release date of September 24. The film now shares the same release date as Blumhouse’s Halloween kills.
The move may come as a disappointment to many, but it’s not particularly surprising. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the United States due to the Delta variant, news resulting in delays and cancellations for several special events in the summer and fall. The increase has also led to a decline in consumer confidence to return to the cinema at this time. Sony also doesn’t have its own exclusive streaming service, unlike some of its competitors, and the plan is to stick with a theatrical release.
Andy Serkis directs Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Hardy, who returns as Eddie Brock/Venom in the sequel, contributed to the story along with screenwriter Kelly Marcel. Woody Harrelson also stars as serial killer Cletus Kasady and the alien symbiote Carnage. The film also stars Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison aka Shriek, Reid Scott as Dan Lewis and Stephen Graham as Patrick Mulligan.
Although the movie isn’t even out yet, Hardy is already thinking about ideas for gif 3. He recently explained that he had to keep some possibilities for the future in mind when creating the story for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Since Hardy had initially signed up to make three films, he could potentially appear in a gif 3, and he’s very excited about it. According to Hardy, Sony is waiting to make sure Let there be a bloodbath is a hit before you give gif 3 the green light. Of course, it can be difficult to judge that given the condition of movie theaters.
“If both sides are willing, and it’s beneficial for both parties, I don’t see why it couldn’t be,” Hardy also told Esquire about a potential Spider-Man crossover with Tom Holland. “I hope and strong, with both hands, eagerly pushing for that potential, and would do anything to make that happen, within what is right in business. But it would be foolish not to go to the Olympics if you are 100 would run meters, so yes! I want to play on that field.”
As it stands now, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is slated to hit theaters on October 15, 2021. That could very well change depending on how the next few weeks go. This news comes from Variety.
Topics: Venom 2, Movie Theaters, Halloween Kills