By Stephen Ippolito | August 12th, 2021
A short while ago, some good news and some bad news dropped about Sony Pictures’ upcoming film Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The bad news is that it has once again been delayed. However, the good news is that it was only pushed back three weeks.
Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, the studio announced that the sequel will now arrive in theaters on October 15th. The film had been slated to be released on September 24th.
With the recent string of underwhelming box-office performances (The Suicide Squad, Snake Eyes, and Space Jam: A New Legacy), the news really shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise. Starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock (aka Venom), the first film earned $855 million at the global box office in 2018. I’m sure the studio had been hoping to match or top that, especially with the addition of Carnage (played by Woody Harrelson) as the villain.
Sony did not give any update about another Marvel film slated for later this year on December 17th (Spider-Man: No Way Home). Co-produced with Marvel Studios, I’m sure the studio is going to take a wait and see approach before making any decision.