The theatrical premiere of comic book adventure movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage, featuring Tom Hardy as the titular anti-hero, has been postponed by Sony Pictures due to the increasing Covid-19 cases in the US.
The Venom continuation, which was planned to open on September 24 in the US, will now premiere on October 15.
According to Deadline, the holdup arrives as the coronavirus cases are soaring in the US due to the delta variant. The movie will see Hardy coming back as journalist Eddie Brock, who joins with an alien symbiote to form Venom.
Actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis has directed the film from a screenplay penned by Kelly Marcel.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars Woody Harrelson as the lead antagonist Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, a character that was inducted in a last-minute cameo in 2018’s Venom.
Actors Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomie Harris are also a part of the team in the movie.