The highly-anticipated third installment within the Venom superhero franchise will not be hitting the large display subsequent summer season.
The untitled Sony and Marvel movie was initially set to be launched in theaters on July 12, 2024, however has been pushed again to Nov. 8, 2024, Sony introduced Wednesday night time.
The shift got here simply hours after SAG-AFTRA and studios and streamers reached a tentative deal over a brand new three-year contract following the 118-day actors strike.
Manufacturing had begun on the Venom sequel in late June in Spain, nevertheless it was amongst movies that have been halted the next month as a result of SAG-AFTRA strike, which began on July 14. Pushing the discharge date to November and giving the movie extra time to complete capturing and full post-production work supplies a specific amount of cushion. Additionally, Sony has secured a berth in Imax and premium-format screens.
Within the third installment of the sequence, Tom Hardy returns because the deadly protector Venom. It’s being directed by Kelly Marcel, who additionally wrote the screenplay with the story by Marcel and Hardy. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy and Hutch Parker are producing.
Franchise newcomers Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor are additionally set to star within the movie. As for the plot, most particulars have been saved below wraps.
Venom 3 joins an extended record of movies which have had their launch dates moved again as a result of writers and actors strikes that lasted months — and there’s certain to be extra modifications within the days and weeks to return.
Different impacted Sony movies embody Spider-Man: Past the Spider-Verse, which was set to open on March 29, 2024, nevertheless it has since been faraway from the calendar for now. The studio additionally relocated Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven the Hunter from Oct. 6 of this 12 months to Aug. 30, 2024.