Due to COVID-19, Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been postponed to October 15th.

Due to COVID-19, Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been postponed to October 15th.

Movie will be released in Multi Language (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) in India.

The release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been postponed (again). Sony Pictures stated on Thursday that the sequel to Tom Hardy’s comic book film will be delayed by three weeks or a month, depending on how you look at it. Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now be released in theatres globally on October 15 – it was previously scheduled to debut on September 15 in the United Kingdom, September 24 in the United States, and somewhere in September in India. This postponement is most likely due to an increase of COVID-19 instances in the United States, headed by the Delta variant, which has lowered consumer confidence in going to the movies.

Sony Pictures has been said to be delaying Venom: Let There Be Carnage due to the Delta variant of COVID-19 since last week. It’s official now. This isn’t the first time Sony Pictures has had to push the Venom sequel film, as it is with many big-budget Hollywood films. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was originally scheduled for release in October 2020, but was pushed back to June 2021 before being released on September 17 and then pushed back another week to September 24. Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s new release date of October 15 is the fourth postponement, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more.

What’s surprising is that other studios aren’t following in Sony Pictures’ footsteps. Disney is still adamant that its next Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will open September 3, that too only in cinemas. It’s not thinking of delays. Also unlike Sony Pictures, Disney has its own streaming service in Disney+, to which it has sent titles day-and-date in the past, including the previous Marvel film Black Widow. Although perhaps the legal tangle it is facing with Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson is also a factor. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said they can’t switch Shang-Chi to Disney+ due to “distribution agreements”.

No other major Hollywood releases are set for September, with the likes of Amazon’s Cinderella and Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho either only on streaming (Prime Video) or both cinemas and streaming (HBO Max). Technically, Daniel Craig’s final Bond film, No Time to Die, is due September 30 in the UK. It’s a week later in the US though.

October has become even more of a packed month now. No Time to Die is currently set to release October 8 in the US. Venom: Let There Be Carnage will follow No Time to Die on October 15. Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune with a star-studded ensemble is then next on October 22. Alongside, we have Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel (October 15), Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (October 22), and Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho (October 29).

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