Today, Sony Pictures made a couple of announcements today regarding the sequel to its 2018 Venom movie.
The good/interesting news is that the film has been officially titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The bad news is that it has been delayed from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021. This was the date Warner Bros. originally scheduled The Batman to be released before it was delayed, so at least we’ll be replacing one psychologically tortured comic character for another that day.
In all seriousness, this is disappointing news, but something we should be used to by now with COVID-19 shutting down production on multiple movies. The Venom sequel’s title does sound cool, though. In case you forgot (or didn’t see) the first movie, it ended with a cameo from Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady, who ends up bonding with the Carnage symbiote (and apparently becoming a Sideshow Bob super fan).
If you’re a child of the ’90s who collected Marvel comics (like me), then you can’t help but get excited about that.
Venom: There Will Be Carnage will once again star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. It will be directed by Andy Serkis with a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel, and will now hit theaters June 25, 2021.
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