When Sony launched Venom back in 2018, fans quickly took notice that the film was the starting point of the studio's shared Marvel villain universe. This was further amplified by the box office success of the Tom Hardy-led Sonyverse movie, thus leading to a sequel being fast-tracked.
The aforementioned sequel was eventually given the title of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, confirming that it would continue the narrative that was teased in its predecessor's post-credits sequence. Alongside Hardy, Woody Harrelson will also return as the titular symbiote villain.
Plot details of Let There Be Carnage are still being kept under wraps, but marketing revealed that the film will revolve around Eddie Brock trying to adjust to his new life as a part-time journalist and superhero.
Let There Be Carnage was originally slated to premiere on September 24, 2021, but the recent emergence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 appears to have derailed that plan.
It was reported that the Sonyverse sequel was delayed to October, and now, it looks like Sony has confirmed this development.
VENOM VS. CARNAGE
Sony Pictures released two new posters for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, showcasing the duel between Eddie Brock's symbiote anti-hero and Woody Harrelson's dangerous supervillain.
Alongside the reveal, Sony also confirmed that the sequel has been delayed to October 15, 2021.
The second promotional image pits the two symbioses against one another, with Venom trying to stop the claws and fangs of Carnage.
VENOM'S GREATEST CHALLENGE YET
Many would agree that the two posters for Venom: Let There Be Carnage essentially capture what kind of duel the sequel will showcase when it arrives. So far, it seems that Venom will have a hard time against his new enemy.
In the pages of Marvel Comics, Carnage has been known as one of Spider-Man's dangerous foes, mainly due to the fact that the red-colored symbiote is willing to kill and is far more powerful than Venom. The famous web-slinger and Venom usually team up in order to defeat Carnage, but it looks like Sonyverse's Eddie Brock will have his hands full because he has no back-up this time around.
Carnage's ability to reshape its body into weapons is featured in the poster, and this could hint that this will be heavily showcased throughout the sequel. As for Venom, not much is known if he will exhibit new powers in the film, but there's a strong chance that he will considering the fact that he is up against a powerful symbiote.
Meanwhile, Sony's decision to delay the sequel is understandable as the current COVID-19 surge rages worldwide. Given that the film was only given a one-month delay, it's still possible that another release date shift will happen if this continues.
However, if the premiere date sticks, it would be fitting for Let There Be Carnage because it will coincide with Halloween. With a film solely based on monsters (or aliens) fighting one another, an October release timeline could be the best way to go.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage swings into theaters on October 15, 2021.