While the Venom films are far from a critical success, the films have proven to be a success for Sony. The first film was a surprising box office hit, and its sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, delivered what many fans wanted to see with the arrival of Carnage. It went on to gross $502 million globally in midst of a pandemic, so a third entry into the franchise seemed like a no-brainer and things already seem to be in motion on it.
Sony’s CinemaCon panel brought quite a bit of news regarding its work with the library of Marvel characters at its disposal and towards the tail end of the showcase, the studio confirmed that Venom 3 is indeed in the works.
We received no other details on the project, but we can assume that Tom Hardy will return as the lethal protector. No writer or director has been announced for the project, but Let There Be Carnage saw Andy Serkis take the reigns of the franchise from Ruben Fleischer, and it’s possible that Serkis could indeed return to direct.
The last time we saw Hardy as the character was at the tail-end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, where we found his intoxicated and stranded in the Marvel Cinematic Universe trying to process the happenings of that world and its inhabitants like Iron Man and Hulk. Eddie Brock found himself pulled back to his own universe suddenly but left behind a droplet of the symbiote, which we assume will find its way to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the future.
No release date has been announced for the film