Sony delays Venom movie sequel release amid new COVID-19 wave in US
Venom: Let There Be Carnage, starring Tom Hardy, will now debut in theatres on Oct 15 instead of Sep 24.
Sony Corp's movie studio on Thursday (Aug 12) delayed the release of superhero sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage by nearly a month to mid-October as the United States grapples with a new wave of COVID-19 infections.
The movie starring Tom Hardy as the Marvel Comics character will now debut in theatres on Oct 15 instead of Sep 24, Sony Pictures said via email.
It had already been delayed numerous times during earlier stages of the pandemic.
Hollywood studios have been shuffling their schedules throughout the pandemic but had hoped for a moviegoing rebound in the autumn.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a rise in infections in the United States, raising concern about whether audiences will feel safe sitting in cinemas.
The original Venom movie in 2018 took in more than US$850 million at global box offices.