Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom 2′ delayed like Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’

Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 receives a new title amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the release date of the movie was changed. 

The original date for its release was October 2, 2020, but the movie will hit the big screens by June 25, 2021. Looking back, Sony released the first Venom film in October 2018, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock.

The movie circulates around Eddie becoming an anti-hero after merging with an alien symbiote. Although critics were not kind to the original 2018 comic book tent pole, Venom earned $856.1 million at the box office, cementing it as a box office success.

More details about the upcoming film

Its cast was so confident about a sequel that they were talking about it before the first movie was even released. As such, it was not shocking when Sony announced that Venom 2 has been placed into production.

Despite the confirmation of its sequel, fans will have to wait a little longer because Sony Pictures recently announced that the studio is pushing the release of its Venom movie by next year.

One of the main reasons for the delay is the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic did not only delay Tom Hardy’s movie, but several films have been affected too. 

For one, Daniel Craig’s widely awaited No Time To Die and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman were included in the list. Even Black Widow and Mulan were among the upcoming movies that were hit by this global crisis. 

Venom 2 gets a new title

In addition to revealing the new Venom 2 release date in the summer of 2021, Sony also confirmed the title of the sequel.

The official title of the movie’s upcoming second instalment would now be Venom: Let There Be Carnage.  It would be a direct follow-up to Woody Harrelson’s line in the Venom post-credits scene, “There’s gonna be carnage.”

With the official title of Venom 2 now revealed, fans and followers could expect the return of Harrelson’s psychotic Cletus Kasady, who bonds with the red symbiote to become the villainous Carnage.

Details are scarce regarding the movie, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Even the timeline of promoting the film or when the trailer will come out remains vague. However, given the film’s confirmation, Sony will eventually reveal information later on. 

All about the Venom: Let There Be Carnage

It is given that Tom Hardy would be back as Eddie Brock and his alien alter ego in the second instalment. Producer Amy Pascal has stated in June,

“I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no one else can.”

Michelle Williams, who stars as Eddie Brock’s ex-wife Anne Weying, will also return. The sequel will hopefully turn the question mark over her relationship with Eddie after the first movie.

Venom: There Will Be Carnage brings a new screenwriter onboard and other key figures as well. Kelly Marcel and a new cinematographer, Oscar winner Robert Richardson, best known for his long time collaboration with Quentin Tarantino are among the confirmed workforce. 

Meanwhile, the first film director, Ruben Fleischer will not be at the helm and the sequel will be directed by Andy Serkis instead.

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