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‘Venom’ sequel just got its title and a release date. Here’s what we know

Venom will return. And a new villain has been named

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

Comic book fans, it’s time to eat. The sequel to “Venom” now has an official title and a release date, though the latter will be a little later than expected.

  • The “Venom” sequel will be titled “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which is a reference to the villain Carnage, who, in the comics, looks and acts a lot like Venom, only with a red symbiotic suit instead of a black one.
  • Sony released a teaser trailer for the sequel Tuesday.
  • “Let There Be Carnage” was originally slated to be released on Oct. 2, 2020. But Sony has pushed back the film to June 25, 2021, according to Variety.
  • The “Venom” sequel was originally going to drop on the same day as “The Batman,” which was later moved to Oct. 1, 2021, too, Variety reports.

Bigger picture:

  • Sony’s decision to push back “Venom” comes after the production company moved back “Morbius” from July 31, 2020, to March 19, 2021.
  • Studios have been shifting their films’ release dates due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left movie theater screens dark. Production on films has also been halted because of the virus.