By Stephen Ippolito | April 21st, 2020
Add Venom 2 to the long list of films to get delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled to open Oct. 2, 2020, Sony has opted to push the film to June 25, 2021. At the moment, this means the sequel will come out three weeks before the MCU’s Untitled Spider-Man 3.
Sony also revealed the title for the film, “Let There Be Carnage.” Ever since his cameo appearance at the end of the first film, it has been wildly known that Woody Harrelson would be portraying the film’s villain, Carnage. Also known as a Spider-Man villain, Carnage in the comics is portrayed as an offspring of Venom. He was created when Eddie Brock escaped prison, part of his symbiote was left behind and attached itself to Cletus Kasady, Harrelson’s character. From here, Carnage was born.
Venom 2 will see Tom Hardy return as Eddie Brock (aka Venom) and Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Brock’s ex-fiancée. Sitting in the director’s chair this time will be Andy Serkis, who replaces Ruben Fleischer from the first film.
Update: 4/21/20 at 6:25pm
Sony released the new logo for the film in a short teaser video.