The upcoming sequel to 2018’s Venom has been delayed for a second time.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which will see Tom Hardy return to the role of Eddie Brock, was originally scheduled to release on October 2nd, 2020. Production on the sequel began back in January 2019, and the film had wrapped filming prior to Covid’s emergence. In April of last year, the film was delayed to June 25th, 2021 when it became clear that theaters would be closed.
The latest delay is being reported by several Hollywood Reporter writers, who state that Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been pushed back to September 17th. Three months later than the previously planned release date.
This is the latest delay from Sony, who have already announced two delays to the release of Morbius. The Jared Leto film was originally due to release in July 2020 and will now release in January 2022.
While there hasn’t been any confirmation why Venom 2 has been delayed again, the most likely reason is the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the world currently rolling out a rapid vaccination programme, it still remains to be seen how quickly fans will return to theaters. The small three-month delay will at least allow Sony some time to monitor how the public to adjust to a return to normality.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now release on September 19th. To stay up to date with all of the latest news, why not sign up for our daily newsletter?