‘Venom 2’ Australian Release Date Sticks to 2020, ‘Morbius’ Moved to 2021

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As of now, it appears that the Venom sequel will still be hitting cinemas this year.

The follow-up to Sony’s 2018 Marvel hit is scheduled to open in U.S. cinemas on October 2 – and we now have official word on when it’s arriving in Australia. Sony Pictures Australia has today announced an October 1 release for Venom 2, confirming the studio’s release plans for the film aren’t being affected by COVID-19-caused delays. It should be a relief for fans, particularly since an ever-growing number of films are being pushed back to later this year or next year.

Morbius is one of the titles that’s been given a big delay. The Jared Leto-starring Marvel adaptation – to be firmly attached to Sony’s Venom/Spider-Man universe – was going to be released in Australian cinemas on July 30. It’s now been delayed to March 18, 2021.

Among the other Sony Pictures Australia releases hit with changes: Steve Coogan-starring comedy-drama Greed, taken off its April 23 theatrical release to Digital on July 7 and Blu-Ray/DVD on July 15; Peter Rabbit 2, delayed from March 19 to December 26; Ghostbusters: Afterlife, moved from July 2 this year to March 25, 2021; and Tom Hanks war film Greyhound, removed from its May 7 release with no new date yet scheduled.

Also of note: Monster Hunter, the video game adaptation starring Milla Jovovich, has managed to keep its Australian release date of September 3.

So let’s keep our fingers crossed that Venom 2 does indeed hit cinemas this October. The film, directed by Andy Serkis, will have Tom Hardy back as Eddie Brock/Venom and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage. And now we await the first trailer, which is expected to be released shortly.

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