With a release date set for October, a lot of people thought that the Venom sequel was going to come out on time, seeing that production had wrapped before lockdown. Bad news is, the movie has been officially delayed, but at least we have the official title.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Venom: Let there be Carnage is moving from its original October 2020 release date to June 25, 2021. This puts it months after the release of another Sony villain standalone, Morbius, which comes out March of next year.
— Venom (@VenomMovie) April 21, 2020
While we could blame COVID-19 for delaying the movie, I have a feeling that Sony doesn’t want to mess up the story of the films by releasing them out of order. Let’s keep in mind that they’re building their own cinematic Spider-Verse, and it was likely that Morbius was going to contain some reveals that would set-up the events of Venom 2.
We don’t know exactly what the story of the Venom sequel is going to be, but we’re definitely going to have serial killer Cletus Kasady come out to clash with Eddie Brock. With the Morbius trailer supposedly showing us a mass breakout, it’s said that this is where Cletus manages to get out, setting us up for Let there be Carnage.
I’m still not a fan of what Sony is attempting to do with its Spider-Man villains, but hopefully with the new deal with Marvel, there can be more consistent quality in films moving forward.
For now, we wait for Morbius which hits theaters on March 19, 2021. Venom: Let there be Carnage hits theaters June 25, 2021.