‘Venom’ Sequel Gets A New Villainous Title, Replaces ‘The Batman’ In June 2021

So now that Warner Bros. has moved The Batman off its June 25th 2021 release date, what do you think happened next? Suddenly, Sony has swooped in and decided that’d be a perfect place to move their upcoming Venom sequel, which now has an official title to along with its delayed release date.

According to Deadline, Sony has moved the sequel, newly-titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage, off its October 2020 date and to June 25th 2021. Taa-daa!! So you lose one superhero movie that weekend, and get another one, albeit with more head-chomping goodness courtesy of Tom Hardy.

The title makes it absurdly clear that Woody Harrelson’s villain, Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, will be the sequel’s chief baddie. I mean, they’re practically hitting us over the head with it. Why they didn’t just go with “Maximum Carnage” or something is beyond me.

One thing to note: the June date is ridiculously close to the July 16th 2021 release for Spider-Man 3. Don’t be surprised if Sony decides to move that to later in the year.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.