Despite rumours and reports that Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be delayed once again, Sony have surprised audiences with the announcement that the movie has been moved up by two weeks, meaning it will now release on October 1st, 2021.

Picture Credit: Sony Pictures

Picture Credit: Sony Pictures

The sequel, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasaday, and directed by Andy Serkis, was originally supposed to launch towards the end of last year (2020), but the unfortunate rise of the Coronavirus meant that the movie was pushed back to this year (2021).

Despite rumours that the film could be delayed once again, perhaps even to 2022, after a release date of October 15th, 2021 was announced; Sony assured fans, however, that this date would stick.

Earlier this year it appeared as though the Box Office was on the rebound. Movies such as F9, Black Widow and A Quiet Place II all brought back some hope that cinemas are being visited in abundance once again, and that films will begin making money like they used to.

While films such as Free Guy and Jungle Cruise did well and showed much promise, worries began to rise about movies being pushed back once again, leaving cinemas abandoned.

This left Venom: Let There Be Carnage in a rough spot, as the highly-anticipated sequel had already suffered many delays. But, as we now know, Sony has brought the feature forward, creating excitement for fans of 2018’s Venom.

With Marvel’s latest release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, making so much money during its opening weekend, it seems that this has spurred Sony to bring their release date forward, and has given them confidence that people are returning to the cinemas in abundance.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to follow Brock as he continues his life with Venom, the alien symbiote using him as a host. While the two seem to have worked out their differences (for the most part), a threat is emerging that scares even Venom.

Woody Harrelson in Venom: Let There Be Carnage / Picture Credit: Sony Pictures
Woody Harrelson in Venom: Let There Be Carnage / Picture Credit: Sony Pictures

Kasaday is a serial killer, set to be executed. But, after biting Brock during an interview, the symbiote blood enters the murderer’s body, creating a totally terrifying villain.

Carnage is a “red one”, as Venom calls it, and is a tall, domineering presence. Kasady, in order to transform into Carnage, turns inside out, and that is why he is red.

With Venom being fearful of Carnage, and Brock not knowing what to do, it seems as though a battle for the ages will ensue, leaving bodies and devastation in its wake.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now release on October 1st, 2021, just a day after highly-anticipated James Bond movie No Time To Die, which has also suffered severe delays. Despite this sequel having some decent competition, we’re sure it will still make an impact.

Watch the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage below!

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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