After announcing only a few weeks ago new release dates for its entire slate of movies, Marvel Studios has again shuffled a couple movies around, this time to accommodate their Spider-Man franchise partner Sony Pictures. In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of all productions, the studio pushed the as-yet-untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Far from Home from July 16th, 2021, to November 5th, 2021, the date Marvel had slated for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. So as not to compete with their own co-production, Marvel pushed Doctor Strange back to March 25, 2022. Marvel moved up the release of Thor: Love and Thunderby one week to February 11, 2022, to give it a bit more time in theaters before Doctor Strange opens.
Sony also pushed back the release date of the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from April 8, 2022, to October 7, 2022.
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The same day, Sony announced the release date and title of its sequel to Venom in a teaser video. The short teaser reveals little, but confirms that Woody Harrelson will not only return to harass Tom Hardy, but that he will become Carnage, the psychopathic symbiote offspring of Venom.
Andy Serkis is directing Venom: Let There Be Carnage, from a script by Kelly Marcel. Michelle Williams and Reid Scott reprise their roles from the first movie, with Naomie Harris joining the cast as Frances Barrison, Kasady’s love interest in the comics who becomes the supervillain Shriek.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will open in theaters on June 25, 2021.
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