The sequel to the 2018 film will debut in theaters on Sept. 24
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Tom Hardy in Venom
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Tom Hardy's Venom sequel won't crawl into theaters any time soon.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been pushed back to Sept 24 from its original premiere date of June 25. 

Hardy, 43, is set to reprise his role as Eddie Brock, a journalist who merges with the alien Venom. Woody Harrelson will also star as Carnage/Cletus Kasady, Venom's nemesis, who was teased toward the end of the first film. 

Andy Serkis is directing the sequel to the 2018 Sony film, which earned more than $856 million worldwide. 

Toward the end of the first movie, fans saw Michelle Williams, who plays Brock's love interest, attorney Anne Weying,  become She-Venom.

In August 2019, the actress spoke about being eager to reprise her character, telling Yahoo Entertainment she was a fan of Serkis, who famously played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films.

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"I'm so inspired by what he's been able to accomplish," she said of the actor and director. "He's so gifted in such a specific way, and I'm very excited to learn from him and be around him." 

Williams told the outlet she hoped to "get equal time" on the screen as She-Venom. 

Sony also pushed back Harrelson's upcoming action film Man From Toronto from its original date of Sept 17. The new release date has not been announced. 

Venom: Let There Be Carnage also stars Naomie Harris.