Venom: Let There Be Carnage was previously scheduled to arrive on September 24, having been delayed multiple times since its initial October 2020 slot. The latest shift in release date follows a surge in COVID-19 infections in the US, due to the more infectious Delta variant of the virus. Other movies currently scheduled for October 15 include the horror sequel Halloween Kills and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who is infected with the alien symbiote Venom. Woody Harrelson plays the serial killer Cletus Kasady, who is controlled by the evil symbiote Carnage, and the cast also includes Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Stephen Graham. The movie is directed by Andy Serkis.
Sony’s next film based on a Spider-Man character will be Morbius, which arrives in January 2022, having been delayed from July last year. It stars Jared Leto as the “living vampire” Dr. Michael Morbius.