The currently untitled “Venom 3” is less than a year away, as of this writing. Deadline says that Tom Hardy’s latest is hoping to resume filming before the year ends — no doubt a positive sign. While details on the upcoming threequel are slim, it’s set to be a major endeavor for Hardy, who has been playing the character for half a decade now. Just like “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” Hardy is co-writing the story for the third film with Kelly Marcel.
Hardy and Marcel have been frequent collaborators for years, with the actor bringing the writer on board the “Venom” franchise with “Let There Be Carnage.” Marcel wrote the script for that film, which leaned heavily into Venom’s sillier tendencies. In addition to penning “Venom 3,” Marcel is stepping into the director’s chair, making her directorial debut with the superhero blockbuster.
Concrete plot details on the third “Venom” film are slim, but it’s fair to say that Eddie Brock is up to no good again. In the last film, Eddie and Venom became fugitives after they crossed paths with the devious Carnage (Woody Harrelson), and Venom made an all-too-brief MCU pitstop in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” It remains to be seen if there’s a significant time jump between “Venom 2” and “3.”
Joining Hardy in the threequel are “Ted Lasso” standout Juno Temple and “Doctor Strange” villain Chiwetel Ejiofor, though it’s unclear who the two actors will be playing. As of this writing, it remains to be seen if Michelle Williams will return as Anne in the threequel.
“Venom 3” rushes into cinemas on November 8 2024.