‘Venom 2’ Gets A Title And A 2021 Release Date
by Erik Amaya
The Venom sequel has been delayed, but at least it finally has a title: Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has moved out of its presumptive October 2nd, 2020 release date to June 25th, 2021. We say ‘presumptive’ because Sony never confirmed Carnage would bow on that date. Nevertheless, an October 2nd release was held for a Sony Marvel picture and the first film also came out in early October two years go.
But with all the shifting release dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony will now be release three films in its corner of the Marvel Universe. Morbius, starring Jared Leto, is still poised for a March 19th, 2021 and the third of the MCU Spider-Man films is also still slated for release on July 16th, 2021. Granted, we still expect that film to move its release date at some point as the film has not begun production and Sony seems committed to shooting Uncharted, which stars Spider-Man actor Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake, before starting photography on the Spidey project.
Tom Hardy returns in Carnage as Eddie Brock and Venom. Woody Harrleson also reprise his role as Cletus Kasady from the first’s film’s stinger. And judging by the title, it is clear he will become Carnage at some point during the film. Michelle Williams also returns while Andy Serkis takes over directing duties from Venom‘s Ruben Fleischer. Hopefully, some of the first film’s goofy tone remains.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens on June 25th, 2021.