Sony released the official title for Venom 2 and also decided to postpone the release of the feature film. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was scheduled to hit theaters on October 2, 2020, and now has its premiere date set for June 25, 2021.
In the post-credits scene of the first film, Cletus Kassady (Woody Harrelson) had already anticipated the title of the sequence in his speech to Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), when the two meet in jail. Kassady takes the form of Carnage in the comics and will be the main villain of the new film.
In addition to Hardy and Harrelson, the cast features Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Reid Scott. The script for the film is by Kelly Marcel, who had also scripted the previous feature, and directed by Andy Serkis (Mogli: Entre Dois Mundos).
The new coronavirus pandemic has been forcing studios to postpone the launch of their productions. Despite this, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced on Monday that cinemas in his state could start reopening next week. However, few rooms are expected to return to activities, as there are no more premieres planned by the end of summer in the United States.
Disney recently announced a new premiere calendar, which is set to begin with Mulan on July 24. If the situation is better, this will be the first major release since theaters closed.