Sony has revealed the title card for their highly anticipated Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which will put Tom Hardy‘s Eddie Brock/Venom against the Marvel supervillain known as Carnage.
The title reveal came a day after the studio’s decision to delay the film until next June. The Venom sequel was expected to hit theatres 2 October 2020 and will instead launch eight months later on 25 June 2021. Venom occupied the spot previously vacated by Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, which Warner Bros. recently moved back to 1 October 2021.
By postponing the film until next year, Sony has reshuffled nearly every movie scheduled to release in 2020. The studio already pushed back many of its major films — including Morbius (31 July 2020, to 19 March, 2021), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (from 10 July 2020, to 5 March 2021) and Tom Holland’s Uncharted (from 5 March 2021, to 8 October 2021).
Motion capture legend Andy Serkis is directing Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which sees the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. While many critics were harsh on the first film, the Marvel antihero’s debut feature was an enormous box office hit, earning $855 million globally. Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomie Harris will also appear in the Sony/Marvel sequel.
Interestingly, following the announcements regarding Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Hardy made a post on Instagram that teased a fight between Venom and everyone’s favourite webhead. The post was subsequently deleted, however Twitter user Brandon Davis was able to screenshot it, take a look.
RIP Peter Parker? pic.twitter.com/dlLj2n6MzT
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) April 21, 2020