Eddie Brock simply can not catch a break. Following several significant release date delays due to the pandemic, the upcoming sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage has once again been delayed. Recently, rumors swirled that Sony chose to push the film’s premiere back in theaters by October or even early 2022. On Thursday, the studio officially confirmed that the sequel will now premiere on October 15 instead of the planned release date on September 24. The film now shares the same release date as Blumhouse Halloween kills.
The move may be seen as a disappointment to many, but it is not very surprising. COVID-19 cases are again rising in the U.S. due to the Delta variant, news that results in delays and cancellations for various special events in the summer and fall. The increase has also led to a decline in consumer confidence in returning to cinemas at this time. Sony is also without its own exclusive streaming service, unlike some of its competitors, and the plan is to remain committed to a theatrical release.
Andy Serkis instructs Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Hardy, who returns as Eddie Brock / Venom in the sequel, contributed to the story with screenwriter Kelly Marcel. Woody Harrelson also plays the role of 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 film has not yet been released, Hardy is already thinking of ideas for Gift 3. He recently explained that he needed to have some options for the future in mind when making the story Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Because Hardy originally signed up to make three films, he could possibly appear in one Gift 3, and he is very interested in doing so. According to Hardy, Sony is waiting to be safe Let there be carnage is a hit before giving Gift 3 the green light. Of course, it can be difficult to judge it given the state of the cinemas.
“Should both sides be willing, and it would benefit both sides, I can not see why it could not be,” Hardy also told Esquire about a possible Spider-Man crossover with Tom Holland. “I hope and strongly, with both hands, eagerly push for that potential and would do anything to make it happen in the right place in business. But it would be foolish not to go to the Olympics if you ran 100 meters, so yes! I would like to play on that course. “
As it looks now, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 15, 2021. It may well end up changing again depending on how the next few weeks go. This news comes to us from Variety.
Topics: Venom 2, Cinemas, Halloween Kills