Venom: Let There Be Carnage pushed back one week
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is on the move again. The anticipated sequel was originally intended to open October 2, 2020 but was delayed to June 25 due to COVID, and then subsequently bumped to September 17. Now Sony has pushed the anticipated sequel back one more week to September 24 where it will square off against the big screen adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen and The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark.
Per Variety, the move affords Venom a little more breathing room from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (Aug. 6), though it pushes the pic closer to Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited Dune (Oct. 1).
Venom: Let There Be Carnage sees Tom Hardy (Dunkirk) reprising his role as Eddie Brock/Venom alongside Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman) as love interest Anne Weying, and battling Woody Harrelson’s maniacal Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (No Time to Die) co-stars and is rumored to play the villain Shriek, Carnage’s love interest and accomplice.
Andy Serkis directs the pic, having previously helmed Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which was released on Netflix in 2018, the TV movie The Ruins of Empires and the drama Breathe starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The actor has plenty of experience with Marvel, having appeared in the films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther, in which he portrayed the villain Ulysses Klaue.
Venom amassed an enormous $855 million worldwide during its box office run despite negative reviews (just 30% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a tepid reaction from fans.