The upcoming ‘Venom’ sequel starring Tom Hardy has an official title now but the movie will not be released until 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic…
‘Venom’ will be back but not until 2021.
The sequel starring Tom Hardy was originally supposed to hit theaters later this year but with productions shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there was no way filming would be finished in time for an October release.
Now the ‘Venom’ sequel will land in theaters on June 25, 2021.
In addition to the release date, the film also received an official title — “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”
The title is reference to Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, who will join the ‘Venom’ sequel as the main antagonist in the movie. Woody Harrelson will play Carnage in the sequel after making a brief appearance — wearing a hilariously bad red wig — at the end of the original “Venom.”
In the comics, Cletus Kasady is a serial killer previously housed with Eddie Brock (Venom) in prison, who forges a bond with an alien symbiote that transforms him into the murderous Carnage. Once Kasady merges with the symbiote, Carnage is a far more violent killing machine than Venom as he serves as a frequent enemy to Spider-Man.
Andy Serkis will be handling directorial duties on “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” with a screenplay from Kelly Marcel.
The first “Venom” film dropped in 2018 and made a surprising haul at the box office with more than $850 million earned worldwide. While critics weren’t kind to the film, audiences still showed up in droves to watch and a sequel was ordered almost immediately.
Now Hardy comes back as Venom with a new enemy to face in the sequel.