The sequel to “Venom” delayed until 2021 – Variety


Sony’s “Venom” sequel – officially titled “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” – has delayed its debut on the big screen. The film was due to hit theaters on October 2, 2020 and will instead be released eight months later on June 25, 2021.

“Venom” occupied the space previously vacated by Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman”, which Warner Bros. recently pushed back to October 1, 2021.

By postponing “Venom” to next year, Sony has redesigned almost all of the films slated for release in 2020. The studio has already postponed many of its major films – including “Morbius” (from July 31, 2020 to 19 March 2021), “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021) and “Uncharted” by Tom Holland (from March 5, 2021 to October 8, 2021).

In Hollywood, studios are adjusting their release schedules because cinemas remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The global health crisis has also resulted in the suspension of production for almost all films, which means that the tents of some companies may not have been completed in time for their debut.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced on Monday that his state’s theaters may start reopening next week, but most of the channels are not expected to resume operations by then. Multiplexes across the country are likely to remain closed at least during the summer, especially with so few films slated for release in the coming months. And there is a chance that all the tentpoles still waiting for their release date – including “Mulan” in late July and “Wonder Woman 1984” in August – will have to move.

Andy Serkis directs the sequel to “Venom,” which sees Tom Hardy once again assuming the alien symbiote known as Venom. The first film became a surprise box office success, earning $ 855 million worldwide. Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomie Harris will also appear in the following.


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