Venom: Let There Be Carnage delayed! The sequel to Venom from director Andy Serkis was due for theatrical release on June 25th. However when Universal moved F9 into that same slot, a delay for Venom 2 seemed inevitable. Well, Sony have quite literally backed away from the ever popular Fast & Furious franchise. Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now be released on September 17.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now open on the same date as 20th Century Studios’ Death on the Nile, Universal’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, and Columbia’s The Man from Toronto. Warner Bros.’ Malignant opens the week prior, with Paramount’s Infinite up the following week. That should mean no movies of the same ilk that can truly compete with Venom 2 for customer’s wallets.
Perhaps this strategy is smart. I can only speak for myself, who has no interest in the Venom movies. However, I don’t hear many fans eagerly anticipating what they are going to get. The lack of leaks for Venom: Let there be Carnage is more down to lack of interest than access to information. Insiders, at their core, are leaking information for profits or reputation. Venom scoops really do not sell, trust me on that one.
For me, the idea of a union that creates Venom, without any prior dealings with Spider-Man or Peter Parker is just daft. Venom’s powers are based on the symbiote’s time with Spidey. The bond that keeps Eddie Brock and the symbiote together to create Venom is a shared hatred of Spider-Man/Peter Parker. That was always the hook with Venom for me, and it’s just entirely absent from this Sony version. I guess therefore this delay means very little to me. However there could be one or two of you Venom fans out there who are eagerly waiting for the sequel. Unfortunately for you strange folks, you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer.
Are you bummed, or ambivalent to hear Venom: Let There Be Carnage delayed? As always, leave any thoughts below.