The Release Date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage Has Changed
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The Release Date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage Has Changed… Again

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BY September 13, 2021

We have seen so many release date changes over the last 18 months that it’s almost hard to believe anything will stick. For some, they’re delayed for months, causing others to re-shuffle. For others, the studio can’t seem to get them out fast enough. And for one particularly intense adaptation, five changes may be enough. The release date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been bumped up, and we’re almost ready to stand in line.

The New Release Date For Venom: Let There Be Carnage

In a perfect world, we would have already gotten to watch Venom: Let There Be Carnage nearly a year ago. Its first release date was October 2020, which obviously never could have happened. Before today, its new date (after multiple changes) was October 15th. But it seems like the filmmakers will be too busy watching season 3 of Netflix’s You (like I will be.) The new (and likely final) release date is now October 1st, 2021.

So, why the change? The news comes right after the successful opening box office numbers for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. If the film can do as well as it did, it bodes well for the Venom sequel. There is always a chance at COVID-19 cases increasing. And, even worse, some theaters could close down again if the Delta variant stays as threatening as it has. Could Sony think that it’s better to release the film now rather than wait a few weeks and risk a drop in attendance?

The previous film earned an impressive $856.1 million on a budget of around $115 million thanks to a surprising amount of critical praise, so this one has a lot to live up to.

Now that you know the latest release date change for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, do you plan on being first in line for tickets? We have waited a long time for the follow-up to the 2018 film and can’t wait to see if our expectations are worth it.

Featured image via Sony Pictures Releasing.


Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.

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