Another Hollywood movie gets its release delayed, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This time, it’s Sony’s Venom sequel — which is officially titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage — that has been pushed back. The follow-up to the 2018 Marvel movie was slated to open in October 2020 and will now be out in June 25, 2021 in the US. (No word on the Singapore date).
The move is not surprising. Sony has already pretty much abandoned 2020, moving most of its releases — including Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway — to next year.
According to IMDBPro, the Andy Serkis-directedVenom: Let There Be Carnage was in post-production when the COVID-19 crisis struck, forcing every movie and TV show to go into an indefinite hiatus.
Tom Hardy reprises the titular role of the alien symbiote, with Woody Harrelson as Venom’s nemesis, Cletus Kasady, a psycho killer who goes by Carnage after his body is inhabited by another alien symbiote. (Carnage has a cameo in the mid-credits stinger in Venom.)
Part of Sony’s Spider-Man Expanded Universe, the Venom sequel is expected to be linked to the Jared Leto-starring Morbius, which sees the titular vampire anti-hero supposedly sharing the same world as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
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