Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been delayed again. The Venom sequel will now be released on October 15, a couple of weeks after its planned September 24 release date.
According to Variety, Venom 2 has been delayed because Hollywood is once again grappling with the pandemic as a delta variant surge sweeps the country.
Despite movie theaters opening again and moviegoers are once more watching new film releases at the cinema, the rise in COVID-19 cases could halt this trend, leading to possible film delays.
This is not the first time Venom 2 has been delayed. The sequel starring Tom Hardy as the symbiote-possessed journalist was originally due out on June 25 but that date was pushed back first to September 17, then a week later to September 24. Now it’ll be a couple of weeks after that until we finally see the Venom sequel.
Venom 2 will pick off where the first film left off. Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock a journalist who comes in contact with the Venom symbiote. The sequel will fulfill the premise teased by the stinger when Brock and Venom face off against Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson. Actor and mo-cap pioneer Andy Serkis is directing the sequel, taking over from Ruben Fleischer who directed the first movie.
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