Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage both drew a mixed response from fans. While the latter was an improvement over its predecessor, Sony’s take on the Symbiote has simply veered too far from the comics for some.
Still, we’re optimistic Venom 3 will end the trilogy on a high note, and work has finally resumed on the threequel. Tom Hardy confirmed that in a lengthy Instagram post which many fans believe includes confirmation the actor will bid farewell to the role after the next movie is released.
He’s referring to the project as the “last dance” and is talking in a way which does sound like he’s gearing up to bid farewell to the Symbiote. Honestly, we’d bet on this being a case of Hardy’s contract coming to an end and him simply reminding Sony of that to ensure he secures another lucrative three-picture deal!
Remember, it was only a few days ago that a rumour surfaced suggesting Sony is working on a Sinister Six movie we have to imagine will put Eddie Brock front and centre.
Here’s what Hardy had to say about Venom’s next movie:
“V3N0M 3 The Last dance – thankfully we are back to shooting; and I want to take a moment just to thank all the teams thus far on the ride from V1 to here all our fantastic Cast and crew- good friends and family – we’ve come a long way – it’s been and continues to be a lot of fun this journey there’s always hard turns to burn when we work but doesn’t feel as hard when you love what you do and when you know you have great material and the support at all sides, of a great team. surrounded by talented and passionate departments and when surrounded by people you love and care about it doesn’t get any better.”
“I want to mention very briefly how proud of my Director, writing partner and dear friend Kelly Marcel I am. watching you taking the helm on this one fills me with pride, it is an honour. Trust, your gut, your instincts are always spot on. First class – I back you. %. As always. And I absolutely love working with you and watching you take on bigger challenges everytime. And to my great friend, face plant chief operator and brother @jaketomuri Jacob you still look f all like me bro. Here’s to a great ride!!! #Venom3#team.”
Rumours continue to swirl that Venom 3 will revolve around Eddie tracking down his world’s Peter Parker, only to find a child instead of the hero known as Spider-Man. We’re not sure how much stock we’d put in those claims, though, as Spidey has supposedly been lined up for appearances in each of the Lethal Protector’s previous movies, only for nothing to happen.
What we do know is that Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange) and Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) have both nabbed lead roles in the threequel, though there’s currently no word on who either of them is playing. As well as returning as Eddie, Hardy also co-wrote Venom 3‘s story with Marcel before she penned the screenplay. Cameras had been rolling in Spain before the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike forced production to be halted.
Produced by Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Hutch Parker, Venom 3 is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 8, 2024.