Sony Pictures has made the decision to delay the theatrical release of their upcoming film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, amid the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant, according to Variety.

  • Sony Pictures has announced a delay to the theatrical release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The new film will now hit theaters on October 15.
  • The film was previously planned to debut on September 24.
  • This is just the latest of several delays to this film’s release.
  • Variety cites a recent survey conducted by the National Research Group, which says 67% of moviegoers say they’re “very or somewhat comfortable” visiting their local multiplex, which is a dip of 3% compared to last week, and down 14% from one month ago.

About Venom: Let There Be Carnage:

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage is directed by Andy Serkis and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson.
  • Producers for the film include Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy, and Hutch Parker.
  • Executive producers include Barry Waldman, Jonathan Cavendish, and Ruben Fleischer.
  • Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming film.


  • “Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.”