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Venom: Let There Be Carnage delayed once again by three months

Venom: Let There Be Carnage delayed once again by three months as it’s now set to hit theaters on September 17

Fans who have been waiting patiently for Sony Pictures’ follow-up to the 2018 surprise hit Venom, will have to wait a few months longer.

Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday that Venom: There Will Be Carnage has been pushed for three months, via Variety.

The supervillain sequel was previously set for release on June 25, though now it will hit theaters on September 17. 

Delayed: Fans who have been waiting patiently for Sony Pictures’ follow-up to the 2018 surprise hit Venom, will have to wait a few months longer

Sequel: Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday that Venom: There Will Be Carnage has been pushed for three months, via Variety

Sequel: Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday that Venom: There Will Be Carnage has been pushed for three months, via Variety 

This is the latest of several delays for the Venom sequel, which had been originally scheduled for release on October 2, 2020.

While Sony had initially planned on keeping the date, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio ultimately pushed it to June 25, 2021.

The studio also revealed the full title when it announced the delay in April 2020, with director Andy Serkis adding that the delay would allow for more time with the visual effects.

Latest delay: This is the latest of several delays for the Venom sequel, which had been originally scheduled for release on October 2, 2020

Latest delay: This is the latest of several delays for the Venom sequel, which had been originally scheduled for release on October 2, 2020

The original Venom followed failed reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), whose life is turned upside down when he becomes the host of an alien symbiote.

He is transformed into Venom, while the alien race he’s connected to is planning on invading Earth.

While the original film wasn’t embraced by critics as much, it became a surprise hit at the box office, opening with $80.2 million.

Reporter: The original Venom followed failed reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), whose life is turned upside down when he becomes the host of an alien symbiote

Reporter: The original Venom followed failed reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), whose life is turned upside down when he becomes the host of an alien symbiote

It went on to gross $213.5 million domestic and $856 million worldwide, from just a $100 million budget.

The sequel had already been in the works, with the end of the original featuring a brief appearance by Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage.

The notorious serial killer Kasady/Carnage develops a rivalry with Venom, with Naomie Harris coming aboard as Carnage’s love interest, Shriek.

Big hit: It went on to gross $213.5 million domestic and $856 million worldwide, from just a $100 million budget

Big hit: It went on to gross $213.5 million domestic and $856 million worldwide, from just a $100 million budget

Michelle Williams also returns as Eddie’s former fiancee and district attorney Anne Weying and Reid Scott as Dan Lewis, Anne’s boyfriend.

Andy Serkis directs from a script by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), with the new September 17 date putting Venom: Let There Be Carnage up against 20th Century Fox’s Death on the Nile and Universal’s The Boss Baby: Family Business.

Sony also pushed another Woody Harrelson movie, The Man From Toronto, away from its September 17 date, though its new date has yet to be revealed. 

Return: Michelle Williams also returns as Eddie's former fiancee and district attorney Anne Weying and Reid Scott as Dan Lewis, Anne's boyfriend

Return: Michelle Williams also returns as Eddie’s former fiancee and district attorney Anne Weying and Reid Scott as Dan Lewis, Anne’s boyfriend

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