Venom 2 Gets A New Title As It’s Postponed Until Summer 2021

by : Emily Brown on : 21 Apr 2020 18:54
Venom 2 Gets A New Title As It's Postponed Until Summer 2021Sony

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good – or rather, exciting – news is that the Venom sequel has a new title. The bad news is that it’s been postponed until summer 2021. 

The highly anticipated film will see Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson return to their roles as Eddie Brock, Anne Weying and Cletus Kasady, respectively, with Andy Serkis taking the helm as director.


Sadly, though, not even Hardy’s symbiote is immune to the changes currently sweeping Hollywood as the sequel has become the latest film to be pushed back.

Woody Harrelson Is Returning For Venom SequelSony Pictures

Venom 2 was originally set to hit cinemas in a matter of months, on October 2, 2020, but it is now set to be released on June 25, 2021, Deadline reports.

While the eight month delay isn’t exactly welcome news, Sony has provided a silver lining in the form of some new information about the film – namely the title.


The sequel has officially been dubbed Venom: Let There Be Carnage, suggesting the new film will be positively action-packed and full of chaos.

Woody Harrelson Is Returning For Venom SequelSony Pictures

Of course, fans of the first film will be aware that as well as implying chaos, ‘Carnage’ here refers to Venom’s supervillain, played by Harrelson.

Director Andy Serkis has previously hinted that there will be a lot to look forward to in his sequel, as he expressed his hopes to make it an ‘extraordinary piece of cinema’.


Speaking to IGN, Serkis added:

It’s a fantastic franchise and I’m honored to be asked to direct it.

VenomSony Pictures

Hopefully the new release date will give Serkis the time to develop his ‘extraordinary’ piece and make sure viewers get all the Carnage they expect, and more.


Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to be released on June 25, 2021.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Film and TV, Sony, tom hardy, venom, Woody Harrelson


IGN and 1 other
  1. IGN

    Andy Serkis Says Venom 2 Will Be 'An Extraordinary Piece of Cinema'

  2. Deadline

    ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Swings To Summer 2021