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‘Venom’ Sequel to be Titled ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’, Release Date Pushed Back to 2021

The highly anticipated sequel to Sony’s Venom now has a new release date. Originally slated to be released on Oct. 2, 2020, the film has been delayed by eight months and will now be released on June 25, 2021.

Not only did Venom 2 get a new release date, Sony Pictures also revealed the film’s official title. The movie starring Tom Hardy in the titular role will be called, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

The aforementioned Carnage (a.k.a. Cletus Kassady) will be played by Woody Harrelson. Michelle Williams is set to return as Anne Weying and Naomie Harris joins the cast as Shriek and is directed by Andy Serkis.

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in Venom (via IGN)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the latest movie from the Sony Pictures slate to have its release date shuffled. The studio has moved the dates for Morbius (from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021) and Uncharted (from March 5, 2021 to Oct. 8, 2021).

Other studios have also been changing release dates for their films, including Warner Bros. shifting the dates for Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Flash and Shazam! 2.

With theaters around the world still closed during this global pandemic, it is no surprise that various studios have altered release dates for a time where they believe the public will be able to venture to theaters once again.

Source: Variety

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