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Sony delays ‘Venom’ sequel release amid COVID-19 wave

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Sony delays ‘Venom’ sequel release amid COVID-19 wave

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'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' will debut in theaters on October instead of September, as the US grapples with a new surge of COVID-19 cases

Sony Corp’s movie studio on Thursday, August 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 theaters on October 15 instead of September 24, Sony Pictures said via email.

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 $850 million at global box offices. – Rappler.com