According to reports, the sequel will now open on October 15 instead of September 24. This marks the third time Let There Be Carnage’s release date has been postponed; the film was originally set to debut on October 2, 2020 but was delayed to June 25, 2021 then September 24 due to COVID-19.
Let There Be Carnage is helmed by Andy Serkis and will feature the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying and Reid Scott as Dan Lewis, as well as the additions of Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison/Shriek, Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage. The film will be set over a year after the events of 2018’s Venom, and will see Brock adjusting to his life as Venom and attempt to revive his career as a journalist by interview Kasady, a serial killer who hosts Carnage following a failed execution.
Hardy recently discussed the potential of a Venom and Spider-Man crossover, “I would be remiss if I wasn’t trying to steer any kind of connectivity.” He added, “I wouldn’t be doing the job if I wasn’t awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that. Obviously, that’s a large canyon to leap, to be bridged by one person alone, and it would take a much higher level of diplomacy and intelligence, sitting down and talking, to take on an arena such as that.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage premieres October 15.
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