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Why Venom 2 Release Date Always Needed to Be Delayed

Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis explains why the release date for the sequel to the Marvel/Sony property kept being delayed.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis explains why the studio delayed the release date. The sequel was delayed an entire year due to the pandemic, slotted for September 14th, 2021, but was bumped again to October 1st, 2021, because of recent surges. Now, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is finally in theaters and has already broken post-pandemic box office records, having the biggest opening weekend since 2019, pulling in $90.1 million so far.

Andy Serkis, mainly known for his acting and mo-cap work in films like The Lord of the Rings and the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy, took on directing duties from Ruben Fleischer for the Venom sequel. Serkis began his directing career with the 2017 Andrew Garfield-led Breathe and followed that with a darker adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” with 2018’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which premiered on Netflix. Serkis has said that his next film will be an adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, although it’s unclear if he’ll adapt it with mo-cap or a hybrid style of live-action/animation.

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