The movie starring Hardy as the Marvel Comics character will now debut in theatres on October 15 instead of September 24, stated a report by news agency Reuters.
The film was originally set for a June debut, but studio bosses announced in advance, their plans to delay the theatrical release till September. Hollywood studios have been shuffling their schedules throughout the pandemic but had hoped for a moviegoing rebound in the autumn.
The spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the United States has raised concerns about whether audiences will feel safe heading back to cinemas again.
‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ will see Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, playing the main villain. The story picks up after the events of 2018’s ‘Venom’ that saw the star making a last-minute cameo, thus hinting of the events set to unfold in the sequel.
Venom was a global hit for Sony when it was released in 2018. Despite the mixed reviews, the film made a splash at the box office, earning over $850 million in worldwide.
The film also featured Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in pivotal characters.