The Tom Hardy-led Venom sequel – Let There Be Carnage – goes back a further three months to find a more secure release date.

The upcoming Venom sequel, Let There Be Carnage is still promising oodles of super symbiote-powered mayhem, but not quite as soon as we’d thought.

Originally set for a June release in the US at least (well, after its original original release was delayed from 2020), the film has now been pushed back to September, following Fast & Furious 9′s rescheduling to June.

Whichever way you look at it, it promises to be a crowded blockbuster season, with competition for screens and public attention making for some interesting months ahead. Rather than go head-to-head with Universal’s monster Fast & Furious franchise, Sony has instead opted to move Venom 2 to a September 17th release date where, presently, its only major studio competition is The Boss Baby: Family Business, coming courtesy of Universal and Dreamworks Animation.

It’s a move that makes sense given that the first Venom film grossed over $850m worldwide, with that release coming later in the year in October. With the sequel possessing a major role for legendary Spider-Man villain Carnage (hence the title) and the film already possessing what those marketing bods call ‘pre-awareness’ thanks to the success of the first, Sony seems confident to reposition the film to September. It should face less competition for IMAX screens too in the autumn.

No release date for the UK has been offered yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Venom: Let There be Carnage is directed by Andy Serkis and will star Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kassady/Carnage.

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