On a calendar of unstable premieres and in constant movement due to the pandemic of coronavirus, two of the most anticipated titles of the year their release is delayed again, although not very sensitive. Both the sequel to Venom, the spin-off of Spider-Man that will return to star Tom Hardy, like Mortal Kombat, the new film adaptation of the popular video game saga, have postponed their premieres for a week.
Thus, Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Venom: Let There Be Carnage) was originally scheduled for release in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused Sony to delay the release of the sequel to the hit film from 2018 until 2021. The studio set as a release date June 25, 2021, but after Universal Studios delayed Fast and Furious 9 to that same date, Sony moved Venom 2 to September 14, 2021.
Now, Variety reports, Sony has decided to delay the film a week and Venom 2 will not see the light until September 24. The film will hit theaters three weeks after the launch of Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Marvel film, and will coincide with The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel to The Sopranos.
Venom: There Will Be Carnage will tell a new duel of symbiotes as its protagonist, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) will go face to face with his most iconic villain, Carnage (Woody Harrelson) who already appeared in the post-credits scene of the first film. Andy Serkis (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle) is in charge of the project, replacing the original film’s director, Reuben Flesher.
The same delay, of a week compared to the last set date, will experience Mortal Kombat, the new adaptation of the bloody video game. Originally scheduled for early 2021, Warner Bros. delayed the release of Mortal Kombat until April 2021 as part of its decision to restructure its entire schedule for this year and release the films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in those countries. in which the streaming platform is already enabled.
The film that would bring back to the big screen such iconic characters as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Goro o Rayden and his brutal fights were scheduled to premiere on April 16 in the United States, but finally It will not see the light in the North American country until April 23.
A delay that may be due to the good performance it has had at the international box office Godzilla vs. Kong and that he was only going to have two weeks of margin in US theaters regarding the launch of Mortal Kombat. The latest episode of MonsterVerse will thus have a little more room to increase its figures at the US box office. Still not released in the US, Godzilla vs. Kong already accumulates more than 123 million dollars.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.