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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ is delayed (again) due to the delta variant

The ‘Venom’ sequel has a new release date because of the delta variant surge

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“Venom” tells the story of Eddie Brock becoming the villain Venom.

In “Venom,” reporter Eddie Brock develops superpowers after becoming a host to an alien parasite. 

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“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” — the sequel to “Venom” — been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak ... again.

Did ‘Venom’ sequel change its release date?

Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” will push its release date from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15 due to the delta variant surge.

Consumer confidence has dropped in recent weeks from 81% (a pandemic-era high) to 66% as of Monday, according to data from the National Research Group, THR explained.

  • “Hollywood studios pay close attention to NRG; anything below 70 percent is worrisome,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Venom’ sequel faces multiple COVID delays

The “Venom” sequel has been delayed multiple times because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Let There Be Carnage” originally was going to be released Oct. 2, 2020, but was then moved to June 25, 2021, because of the coronavirus outbreak. The film was moved again to Sept. 24, 2021.

There are additional rumors that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will appear in “Venom 2.” Speaking of Holland, his “Spider-Man” franchise is set to release its third film — “Spider-Man: No Way Home” — in December. There is no indication the film will be delayed.