Fans were getting excited for Venom 2, and now Sony has announced a new title: Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The film is no longer opening on October 2nd this year, and instead is moving to next summer for a summer tentpole date of: June 25, 2021. The film is being directed by actor/director Andy Serkis.
Warner Bros. also recently announced yesterday that Matt Reeves’ The Batman is also moving from June 25 2021, instead to October 1st, 2021. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the only wide entry currently scheduled on this new date.
As expected with so many major films being delayed, studios are moving fast to plant and lock down new release dates for end of 2020 and all of 2021. Expect more games of musical chairs as the pandemic continues to delay film releases.
Fans and experts are still unsure on when traditional moviegoing will continue. Some studios are banking on Late July with Warner Bros.’ Tenet and Disney’s Mulan currently slated for those dates. And Wonder Woman slated for August. Its a hard thing to predict. New York and Los Angeles theaters may get back with strict social distancing rules by then, but will the rest of the world follow suit? And if not, will the studios consider delaying these films even longer?
While original Venom director insists Venom and Spider-Man will eventually crossover… That is not the plan for Venom 2 aka: Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Tom Hardy will once again reprise his role as Eddie Brock aka Venom, and Woody Harrelson, who was revealed at the end of the first movie, playing iconic comic-book supervillain Carnage.