“Venom 2” has faced a lot of challenges due to Covid-19. You would think a gravelly-voiced symbiote wouldn’t have to worry about coughing up a storm. But unfortunately, Sony Pictures has decided to delay the release date of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” yet again.
Previously, “Venom 2” had marked its release date as September 24th. This was ushering in the weirdly stacked fall box office with a gooey alien bang. But now, we will have to wait for more Tom Hardy in a lobster tank madness another month. “Venom 2” will now premiere on October 15th.
All of this is of course due to the new delta variant of Covid. With big titles like “Space Jam” and “Black Widow” disappointing at the box office, it seems a major shift for Hollywood is in order. Some have been willing to blame same-day streaming, such as Scarlett Johansson. However, most believe that people are still afraid to leave their homes in a world that still has to deal with the effects of the pandemic.
This release date delay means we have yet another fallen hero to the pandemic. With Sony Pictures financially depending on their big blockbusters like “Venom 2” to keep them afloat, they need a guaranteed hit. Fortunately, that just means a packed last third of the year for us moviegoers.
Let’s hope this is the last release date; “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” better actually come out on October 15th.