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Venom 2 Release Date Moved Again

ComicBook.com 30 September, 2021 - 11:00pm

There has been a trend of studios delaying the release dates for their big movies lately, making it feel once again like March 2020. It should come as no surprise to hear that Sony has moved the release date of Venom: Let There Be Carnage again, but it may shock you to learn that the date has actually been shifted up instead of back. The highly anticipated Venom sequel is arriving earlier than expected, moving to October 1st from October 15th.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage was recently delayed about a month, moving from its September release date back to mid-October (after already getting pushed from 2020). With the record-breaking weekend for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the outlook for Marvel blockbusters at the box office seems a lot more favorable than it did just a few days ago.

Save the date. 🗓 #Venom: Let There Be #Carnage is exclusively in movie theaters on OCTOBER 1.

🍿 Experience it in 3D, premium large formats, and IMAX.

🎟 Tickets on sale Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/3h8sAzoKdA

Early October is an incredibly profitable window for the Venom franchise. The first Venom debuted at the beginning of October 2018 and, despite some negative reviews, the film became the highest-grossing October debut in history as it earned more than $850 million worldwide. That record was broken by Joker just one year later.

Tom Hardy returns to star as Eddie Brock in the new Venom movie, and he's joined by Woody Harrelson, who will be co-starring as Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. The cast also includes Michelle Williams, Stephen Graham, Naomie Harris, and Peggy Lu. Andy Serkis stepped in as director for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with a script from Kelly Marcel.

As it stands right now, the Venom movies stand alone in their own big-screen continuity, and don't share any kind of universe with any of the existing Spider-Man characters. That could change in the future, but Sony and Marvel haven't announced any sort of crossover in the future.

Are you excited for Venom's release date to move up yet again? Are you looking forward to seeing the movie in theaters next month? Let us know in the comments!

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Venom 2 Release Date Moved Again

CNBC 30 September, 2021 - 11:00pm

There has been a trend of studios delaying the release dates for their big movies lately, making it feel once again like March 2020. It should come as no surprise to hear that Sony has moved the release date of Venom: Let There Be Carnage again, but it may shock you to learn that the date has actually been shifted up instead of back. The highly anticipated Venom sequel is arriving earlier than expected, moving to October 1st from October 15th.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage was recently delayed about a month, moving from its September release date back to mid-October (after already getting pushed from 2020). With the record-breaking weekend for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the outlook for Marvel blockbusters at the box office seems a lot more favorable than it did just a few days ago.

Save the date. 🗓 #Venom: Let There Be #Carnage is exclusively in movie theaters on OCTOBER 1.

🍿 Experience it in 3D, premium large formats, and IMAX.

🎟 Tickets on sale Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/3h8sAzoKdA

Early October is an incredibly profitable window for the Venom franchise. The first Venom debuted at the beginning of October 2018 and, despite some negative reviews, the film became the highest-grossing October debut in history as it earned more than $850 million worldwide. That record was broken by Joker just one year later.

Tom Hardy returns to star as Eddie Brock in the new Venom movie, and he's joined by Woody Harrelson, who will be co-starring as Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. The cast also includes Michelle Williams, Stephen Graham, Naomie Harris, and Peggy Lu. Andy Serkis stepped in as director for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with a script from Kelly Marcel.

As it stands right now, the Venom movies stand alone in their own big-screen continuity, and don't share any kind of universe with any of the existing Spider-Man characters. That could change in the future, but Sony and Marvel haven't announced any sort of crossover in the future.

Are you excited for Venom's release date to move up yet again? Are you looking forward to seeing the movie in theaters next month? Let us know in the comments!

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

Sony's Spider-Man Universe Producers Tease Venom's "Ultimate Adversary" in Carnage

ComicBook.com 30 September, 2021 - 11:00pm

It's a lethal protector versus his "ultimate adversary" when Venom (Tom Hardy) and Carnage (Woody Harrelson) clash in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The Sony's Spider-Man Universe spin-off, freshly moved up two weeks from October 15 to October 1, sees "odd couple" Eddie Brock (Hardy) and the Venom symbiote separating before re-bonding when they spawn their worst enemy: the blood-red Carnage. A psychotic serial killer, Cletus Kasady (Harrelson) unleashes maximum carnage when he gets a taste of the symbiote, transforming him into a sharp-tongued, tendrilled killing machine that only Eddie/Venom can stop — together.

"Carnage is who the fans have been waiting for, finally making his big-screen debut," Avi Arad, producer behind Venom and Morbius, said in Sony's production notes from Venom 2. "He's Venom’s ultimate adversary, stronger and more violent in every way. It doesn't help that serial killer Cletus Kasady is Carnage's host, enhancing his maniacal worldview into something incredibly sinister. In the comics, Carnage is Venom's offspring – his 'son,' if you will – which makes the conflict between them far greater."

Added screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the story with Hardy, "Carnage is such a huge part of and the most beloved villain in the Venomverse. Bonding with Cletus, together they are a psychotic, dangerous, and insane killing machine."

Unlike his anti-hero adversary, Harrelson's Carnage is rotten to the core — even if the imprisoned murderer appears unassuming and tamed behind bars.

"Woody is exceptional in everything he does," said director Andy Serkis. "Cletus is twisted, devious, manipulative, and damaged as anything, but in Woody's portrayal, you can't help but love him. He could have been just quips and arch, but Woody sits him on a tightrope – a child in one moment, and a deep, dark killer in the next, a real vulnerability underneath it all."

Venom's arch-enemy from the Marvel comic books, Harrelson describes Carnage as simply "a psychotic killer. He had a nasty upbringing and now feels compelled to take revenge on the people he felt were responsible for the state he was in."

"Every Venom story has to lead to Carnage," added Matt Tolmach, who produced Sony's Amazing Spider-Man movies before launching the SSMU with Venom in 2018. "In a world inhabited by a genuinely scary symbiote, there's another symbiote who is a whole lot meaner, and a whole lot more dangerous, and a whole lot more deadly. He's the ultimate challenge for Venom and therefore Eddie. Woody was the right person because he's not only one of the great actors alive, but he's got a delicious wickedness that is uniquely terrifying."

READ: Venom 2 Release Date Moves Up Two Weeks

READ: Venom 2 Official PG-13 Rating Revealed

READ: Venom 2 Images: A New Look at Shriek and a Symbiote Showdown

Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens only in theaters on October 1.

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

Sony's Spider-Man Universe Producers Tease Venom's "Ultimate Adversary" in Carnage

GameSpot 30 September, 2021 - 11:00pm

It's a lethal protector versus his "ultimate adversary" when Venom (Tom Hardy) and Carnage (Woody Harrelson) clash in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The Sony's Spider-Man Universe spin-off, freshly moved up two weeks from October 15 to October 1, sees "odd couple" Eddie Brock (Hardy) and the Venom symbiote separating before re-bonding when they spawn their worst enemy: the blood-red Carnage. A psychotic serial killer, Cletus Kasady (Harrelson) unleashes maximum carnage when he gets a taste of the symbiote, transforming him into a sharp-tongued, tendrilled killing machine that only Eddie/Venom can stop — together.

"Carnage is who the fans have been waiting for, finally making his big-screen debut," Avi Arad, producer behind Venom and Morbius, said in Sony's production notes from Venom 2. "He's Venom’s ultimate adversary, stronger and more violent in every way. It doesn't help that serial killer Cletus Kasady is Carnage's host, enhancing his maniacal worldview into something incredibly sinister. In the comics, Carnage is Venom's offspring – his 'son,' if you will – which makes the conflict between them far greater."

Added screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the story with Hardy, "Carnage is such a huge part of and the most beloved villain in the Venomverse. Bonding with Cletus, together they are a psychotic, dangerous, and insane killing machine."

Unlike his anti-hero adversary, Harrelson's Carnage is rotten to the core — even if the imprisoned murderer appears unassuming and tamed behind bars.

"Woody is exceptional in everything he does," said director Andy Serkis. "Cletus is twisted, devious, manipulative, and damaged as anything, but in Woody's portrayal, you can't help but love him. He could have been just quips and arch, but Woody sits him on a tightrope – a child in one moment, and a deep, dark killer in the next, a real vulnerability underneath it all."

Venom's arch-enemy from the Marvel comic books, Harrelson describes Carnage as simply "a psychotic killer. He had a nasty upbringing and now feels compelled to take revenge on the people he felt were responsible for the state he was in."

"Every Venom story has to lead to Carnage," added Matt Tolmach, who produced Sony's Amazing Spider-Man movies before launching the SSMU with Venom in 2018. "In a world inhabited by a genuinely scary symbiote, there's another symbiote who is a whole lot meaner, and a whole lot more dangerous, and a whole lot more deadly. He's the ultimate challenge for Venom and therefore Eddie. Woody was the right person because he's not only one of the great actors alive, but he's got a delicious wickedness that is uniquely terrifying."

READ: Venom 2 Release Date Moves Up Two Weeks

READ: Venom 2 Official PG-13 Rating Revealed

READ: Venom 2 Images: A New Look at Shriek and a Symbiote Showdown

Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens only in theaters on October 1.

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

Sony's Spider-Man Universe Producers Tease Venom's "Ultimate Adversary" in Carnage

ComicBook.com 30 September, 2021 - 11:00pm

It's a lethal protector versus his "ultimate adversary" when Venom (Tom Hardy) and Carnage (Woody Harrelson) clash in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The Sony's Spider-Man Universe spin-off, freshly moved up two weeks from October 15 to October 1, sees "odd couple" Eddie Brock (Hardy) and the Venom symbiote separating before re-bonding when they spawn their worst enemy: the blood-red Carnage. A psychotic serial killer, Cletus Kasady (Harrelson) unleashes maximum carnage when he gets a taste of the symbiote, transforming him into a sharp-tongued, tendrilled killing machine that only Eddie/Venom can stop — together.

"Carnage is who the fans have been waiting for, finally making his big-screen debut," Avi Arad, producer behind Venom and Morbius, said in Sony's production notes from Venom 2. "He's Venom’s ultimate adversary, stronger and more violent in every way. It doesn't help that serial killer Cletus Kasady is Carnage's host, enhancing his maniacal worldview into something incredibly sinister. In the comics, Carnage is Venom's offspring – his 'son,' if you will – which makes the conflict between them far greater."

Added screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the story with Hardy, "Carnage is such a huge part of and the most beloved villain in the Venomverse. Bonding with Cletus, together they are a psychotic, dangerous, and insane killing machine."

Unlike his anti-hero adversary, Harrelson's Carnage is rotten to the core — even if the imprisoned murderer appears unassuming and tamed behind bars.

"Woody is exceptional in everything he does," said director Andy Serkis. "Cletus is twisted, devious, manipulative, and damaged as anything, but in Woody's portrayal, you can't help but love him. He could have been just quips and arch, but Woody sits him on a tightrope – a child in one moment, and a deep, dark killer in the next, a real vulnerability underneath it all."

Venom's arch-enemy from the Marvel comic books, Harrelson describes Carnage as simply "a psychotic killer. He had a nasty upbringing and now feels compelled to take revenge on the people he felt were responsible for the state he was in."

"Every Venom story has to lead to Carnage," added Matt Tolmach, who produced Sony's Amazing Spider-Man movies before launching the SSMU with Venom in 2018. "In a world inhabited by a genuinely scary symbiote, there's another symbiote who is a whole lot meaner, and a whole lot more dangerous, and a whole lot more deadly. He's the ultimate challenge for Venom and therefore Eddie. Woody was the right person because he's not only one of the great actors alive, but he's got a delicious wickedness that is uniquely terrifying."

READ: Venom 2 Release Date Moves Up Two Weeks

READ: Venom 2 Official PG-13 Rating Revealed

READ: Venom 2 Images: A New Look at Shriek and a Symbiote Showdown

Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens only in theaters on October 1.

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

Sony Moves Venom: Let There Be Carnage Release Up Two Weeks

ComingSoon.net 06 September, 2021 - 03:40pm

Venom: Let There Be Carnage sees the return of Tom Hardy “as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s most complex characters,” according to the synopsis. “Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.”

The sequel, written by Kelly Marcel from a story by Marcel and Hardy, will also star Reid Scott as Dr. Dan Lewis, Peggy Lu as Mrs. Chen, and BAFTA nominee Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan.

Based on the Marvel character created by Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie, Randy Schueller, Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco, Mike Zeck, and Ron Frenz, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is produced by Hardy, Marcel, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, and Hutch Parker.

Debuting in 2018, Venom was directed by Ruben Fleischer. It also starred Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake/Riot. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, the film earned a worldwide gross of over $800 million.

Sony moves Venom: Let There Be Carnage theatrical release date forward

Yahoo Entertainment 06 September, 2021 - 12:47pm

The studio announced Monday that it has moved the release date of Venom: Let There Be Carnage up from Oct. 15 to Oct. 1.

The change comes on the heels of a strong showing at theaters for fellow Marvel superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which smashed Labor Day box office records by making $90 million over the three-day weekend. It was also the second-biggest domestic opening of the year, behind July's Black Widow.

Columbia Pictures Woody Harrelson's Carnage in 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'

It's easy to imagine Sony has high hopes for Let There Be Carnage given that the first Venom film broke box office records in 2018, becoming the biggest October movie opening of all time (a record that was eventually beaten by Joker in 2019).

The new film will not only see star Tom Hardy again being subsumed by the slimy Black alien symbiote with a mind of its own, but also deliver on the promise of the original's after-credits scene, which featured Woody Harrelson as terrifying serial killer Cletus Kasady, the eventual host of the Carnage symbiote.

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