As one might expect, another movie has received the motion for a delayed-release. This time, it’s Sony’s sequel to Venom, though a silver lining is that an official title was also announced.
Previously referred to as Venom 2, the movie has officially revealed its title in a teaser to be Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Along with the title is the new release date, which is now on June 25, 2021. That’s a delay of nearly a year, as its original release was meant to be in October 2020.
Clearly, the title is a direct reference to Cletus Kasady, otherwise known as Carnage (portrayed by Woody Harrelson). It sounds cheesy but it’s not the worst, either. The character was already teased at the end of Venom, so fans already knew what to expect from its sequel.
The reschedule is, as always, something that was bound to happen due to the current pandemic. Though it appears to have delayed its movie for quite a considerable amount of time, there might be good reason for it.
If you weren’t aware (or just, completely forgot), Sony had another spin-off film, Morbius, slated for release in July 2020. Also due to the pandemic, Sony had to delay the film to March 19, 2021.
Its original release date is just a few months before Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and now with its delay, Sony has once agained lined up for Morbius to hit theatres first before the Venom sequel.
This might imply that Morbius may have certain plot points that must be established before Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theatres. It is a shared universe, after all.
It’s either that, or Sony simply liked the idea of Morbius playing in theatres first before the Venom sequel.
Venom was released back in October 2018. Despite its low ratings, Venom went on to gross over $800 million during its box office run worldwide.