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Venom sequel delayed by one week

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VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE is seeing another release delay but thankfully it won't be as long as the previous postponements.

The Venom sequel will now be released on September 24, 2021, rather than September 17, 2021. There wasn't an exact reason as to why the film was shifted a week but there is some speculation. Some believe that Sony Pictures wants to give the film even more breathing room between its release and the August 6, 2021, launch of The Suicide Squad. The release dates don't seem all that close but since a lot of these blockbusters didn't get their time in 2020, I think the studios want to ensure completely that their tentpoles are allowed to thrive in a market that isn't exactly 100% back to normal. Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now be released opposite the Antoine Fuqua film Infinite, the Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, Michael Showalter's The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and the adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen. Needless to say, there will be a little bit of something for everyone that weekend.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which previously shifted release dates this year from its planned June 25 launch, will have full access to 3D, IMAX,  and premium large format screens on its opening weekend. By the time the sequel is released in September, we're bound to be in less restrictive tiers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Big markets like Los Angeles and New York City currently have movie theaters open at 25% capacity but Los Angeles is expected to move into the orange tier on Monday which will boost that capacity restriction to 50%. Come September, if all goes well, we will be in even better shape.

The first Venom film was released during the first weekend in October of 2018 and despite a mediocre critical reception, the film managed to kill it at the box office and went on to gross over $850 million worldwide. Andy Serkis is stepping in as director of the sequel with Tom Hardy returning as the titular anti-hero. Hardy will also be joined by Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris.

What are YOUR thoughts on Venom: Let There Be Carnage changing its release date by one week?

Source: Deadline

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