Sony Debunks Venom 2 Delay Rumors

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Sony Pictures is living large at the moment thanks to the overwhelmingly positive release of the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The first look at the 2021 threequel set the stage for mind-blowing expansion to the Spider-Man universe that promises a multiversal adventure filled with even more insanity than ever expected.

On the other end of Sony’s spectrum is the recently renamed Sony’s Marvel Universe, which is set to move forward with Tom Hardy’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage. After 2018’s Venom turned into an unexpected box-office hit, Sony is looking forward to delivering Woody Harrelson’s terrifying symbiotic villain wreaking havoc against Eddie Brock and his human-hungry friend.

Amongst the numerous delays to major Hollywood blockbusters, the Venom sequel has moved around a few times, with rumors of even being pushed into early 2022. Interestingly, a new report is seemingly pointing to something more positive for the film's release date.


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Variety reported that a Sony Pictures insider has debunked the rumors of Venom: Let There Be Carnage being delayed until January 2022. The outlet states the film is still expected to release on its current premiere date of October 15, 2021.


Despite rumors pointing to the movie being delayed twice over the past few weeks, it seems more likely that Sony will stick with its latest plans for Tom Hardy's long-awaited sequel.

This should help on multiple fronts, especially considering the possibility that the movie may somehow tie in with Spider-Man: No Way Home upon its December debut. It may also help with the prospects for Jared Leto's Morbius, which has also been pushed multiple times after originally being set to premiere in theaters in 2021.

With this new information, the next few weeks will be a critical time for Sony Pictures now that Venom: Let There Be Carnage is just over a month away from premiering and adding to the Sony narrative. Given that other Marvel movies like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are working through the same potential troubles, Venom: Let There Be Carnage could be one of the films to help push theaters back into prominence.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to release in theaters on October 15, 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.