Sony has moved the release date on Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 back to June 2021 and announced the official title of the sequel.
Production on the sequel to Tom Hardy’s Venom officially commenced in November 2019 and was able to conclude before the industry-wide filming shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While a release date for Venom 2 had yet to be officially announced, it was widely assumed that the sequel would hit theaters on October 2, 2020, a slot Sony has previously reserved for an Untitled Marvel film.
However, Sony has now announced that the release date for Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 has been pushed back to June 25, 2021. Furthermore, the studio also revealed the official tile of the sequel will be Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Of course, few fans need to be reminded that the title refers to fan-favorite villain Carnage, who will be the primary antagonist to Tom Hardy’s Venom in the upcoming sequel following his brief appearance in the post-credits scene of the first film. Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to be the third installment of the studio’s Universe of Marvel Characters following the first film and Jared Leto’s Morbius.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (new name!) is moving to 06/25/2021 (back from 10/02/2020)
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) April 21, 2020
Directed by Andy Serkis from a script written by Kelly Marcel, Venom 2 stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Naomie Harris as Shriek, and Woody Harrelson as Carnage.
In the meantime, fans can turn to all home media format to revisit the first Venom film. Here’s the official synopsis:
The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.