It seems that the biggest fears of “Venom” fans could come true. After several rumors about the absence of the release date in the latest teaser for the sequel, Deadline reports that the possibility of delaying the film was discussed once again.
The latest reports suggest that with the increase in COVID 19 cases and the expansion of the delta variant, the sequel of the symbiote film will not arrive on September 24 as planned but on October 15. However, this decision raises other concerns for fans of the Spider Verse.
Without a dedicated streaming service for Sony, the studio is likely looking to keep one of its most significant holdings in theaters, so the release date of the follow-up to “Venom” is a hugely important decision. But there is also the fear that this change will generate a domino effect with the premiere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Tom Holland’s film is currently set for December, but many fans are concerned that Marvel and Sony have yet to release official details about the movie.
Is It Better For Fans?
With five months to go and the studio not releasing an official synopsis or teaser, it can be said that studios are still not confident that the December 2021 release date will stick. Therefore, they do not risk marketing “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Over the past year, studios have learned one thing from the pandemic: If you release marketing material for a movie and then change its release date, you’ll have to reinvest in the promotional material.
As for “Venom 2”, the film initially planned for a October 2020 release will arrive a year later than planned and will compete in theaters with “Halloween Kills” and “The Last Duel.”
Andy Serkis will direct the film, and its cast includes Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Stephen Graham, Reid Scott, and Alfredo Tavares. The story will focus mainly on the serial killer Cletus Kasady, also known as Carnage, who has just escaped from prison and will face the symbiote, which tries to lead an ordinary life as an alien.
A Dangerous Delay
The Andy Serkis film suffered the attack of the pandemic, as well as so many productions. This is a realization of Sony’s Marvel Universe, and it was announced for 2020, but the pandemic conditions twisted the plans.
Many fans have expected the appearance of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in this new installment as a crossover, but since the trailer, there has been no indication about it. Thus, we will have to wait until the premiere of “Venom.”