Earlier this week, Warner Bros. pushed The Batman out of its June 2021 release date. Now, Sony is moving its Venom sequel from its October 2 release date to take over the June 25, 2021 date formerly held by Matt Reeves’ Batman reboot.
Via Variety, Venom 2 has also gotten a brand new name. The sequel will now be called Venom: Let There Be Carnage. That’s an obvious reference to Woody Harrelson Cletus Kasady (aka Carnage), who was introduced in Venom‘s mid-credits scene.
Tom Hardy will also reprise his role as Eddie Brock/Venom in the sequel. Additionally, Michelle Williams will reprise her role as Anne Weying, Eddie’s ex-fiancée.
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Naomie Harris will join the sequel as Shriek, a superpowered killer and Carnage’s love interest from the comics. Reid Scott is also slated to return as Dan Lewis, Anne’s current boyfriend.
Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis will direct Venom: Let There Be Carnage, as he takes the helm from Ruben Fleischer. Serkis is primarily known as an actor, but he has also directed h Breathe and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
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