Following the box office success of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony has finally announced officially that Venom 3 with Tom Hardy is happening.
Sony Pictures has officially announced Venom 3 is coming. When it came time to make another attempt at launching a shared Spider-Man universe, Sony understandably picked Venom as the character to lead the way. Tom Hardy starred as Eddie Brock in 2018’s Venom, which was a huge box office hit despite mixed reviews. The film’s success financially led Sony to announce a sequel, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage finally hit theaters in late 2021 after multiple delays due to COVID-19. The sequel was another hit for Sony, as it earned over $500 million worldwide.
The events of Venom: Let There Be Carnage left the door wide open for a third installment. After Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock spent some brief time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a Spider-Man: No Way Home post-credits cameo, he returned to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe with knowledge of the wall-crawler. This once again teed him up for Venom’s exciting future. However, Sony did not make any official announcements on if or when audiences will see Venom again.
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During Sony’s CinemaCon panel which Screen Rant attended, the studio closed out its session by showing a sizzle reel of upcoming projects. It was during this part of the presentation that Sony officially announced Venom 3 is on the way. No writer, director, or stars are officially attached to the sequel, although Hardy will be back to lead the solo franchise.
The confirmation of Venom 3 continues Sony’s plans to build its Spider-Man Universe. The studio does not have any Marvel movies coming out for the rest of 2022, but 2023 will be a big year for Sony’s Marvel content. Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven the Hunter and Dakota Johnson’s Madame Web will be released in theaters next year, while Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set for release in 2023 as well. Sony also announced plans for an El Muerto movie starring Bad Bunny at CinemaCon that will come out in January 2024. It is quite likely that Venom 3 will come out later in 2024.
Although there are very few details currently known about Venom 3, Sony will likely approach Andy Serkis to see if he wants to direct the sequel after his film received slightly more favorable reviews. If he is too busy for the project, though, then the studio could look at other options. The supporting cast around Hardy should also include Michelle Williams’ Anne Weying, as she’s been a key player in the previous installments. There will also be great interest to see if Venom 3 is where Hardy’s Venom gets to interact with a Spider-Man, whether he is played by Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, or someone else entirely. In any case, fans now know that Venom will return in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe to round out a trilogy that has made the studio over $1.3 billion.
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