LOS ANGELES: The sequel to the 2018 hit film has received a new release date of June 25, 2021 after it was originally set to hit theaters on 2nd October this year.
The release date of much-awaited movie ‘Venom 2’ has been pushed further to summer 2021 owing to the coronavirus pandemic that has delayed releases of numerous upcoming movies.
The Tom Hardy starrer has also got a new title and will be now officially known as ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’. Hardy will be back as journalist Eddie Brock, who unites with an alien symbiote to form Venom.
Tom Hardy will be returning to play the titular role as the ‘Spider-Man’ villain who is known for his notorious activities. Michelle Williams will be reprising her role as his love interest, Anne Weying.
The character of Carnage will be played by Woody Harrelson. He originally appeared during the post-credit scene of the movie’s prequel. Actor-director Andy Serkis is aboard the much-awaited project as the director, taking over from Ruben Fleischer who helmed the first part.
The shift in release date comes a day after Warner Bros decided to postpone Matt Reeves’ The Batman to October 1, 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Venom was a global hit for Sony when it released in 2018. Despite the mixed reviews it received, the film made a splash at the box office, earning over USD 850 million in worldwide gross.