Venom fans have been eagerly waiting for the third installment of the Sony Marvel series, starring Tom Hardy as the anti-hero Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote. After the success of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which introduced Woody Harrelson as the villainous Carnage, many questions remain about the future of Venom and his relationship with Spider-Man. Here’s everything we know so far about Venom 3, from its release date to its cast and plot.
When will Venom 3 be released?
According to Variety, Venom 3 will hit theaters in October 2024. This release date keeps the movie on trend with the series’ previous two entries. The first Venom hit theaters in October 2018, followed by Venom: Let There Be Carnage in October 2021. Sony has a busy schedule for its Spider-Man universe, with movies like Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web, El Muerto, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse coming out in 2023 and 2024.
Who will direct and write Venom 3?
Venom 3 will be directed by Kelly Marcel, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie. Marcel has been involved in the Venom franchise since the beginning, co-writing the first movie and writing the second one. She also has credits for movies like Fifty Shades of Grey and Saving Mr. Banks. Marcel will be taking over from Andy Serkis, who directed Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Tom Hardy, who plays Eddie Brock/Venom, will also be developing the story with Marcel, as he did for the second movie.
Who will star in Venom 3?
Tom Hardy is confirmed to reprise his role as Eddie Brock/Venom, the investigative journalist who bonds with an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers and a split personality. Hardy has signed up for three movies, so this could be his last outing as Venom. However, he has expressed interest in continuing to play the character and exploring his connection with Spider-Man.
Other cast members have not been officially announced yet, but we can expect some familiar faces to return. Michelle Williams could come back as Anne Weying, Eddie’s ex-fiancée and occasional host of She-Venom. Stephen Graham could also return as Detective Patrick Mulligan, who survived a near-fatal encounter with Carnage and showed signs of becoming Toxin, another symbiote character from the comics.
As for new additions to the cast, there are many possibilities. One of them is Spider-Man himself, played by Tom Holland. The post-credits scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage showed Eddie being transported to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), where he saw Spider-Man on TV and licked the screen. Eddie also left behind a small piece of his symbiote in the MCU, which could lead to Spider-Man getting his own black suit and becoming more aggressive.
Another potential character that could appear in Venom 3 is Anti-Venom, a white symbiote that is created when Eddie’s blood is used to cure a cancer patient named Martin Li. Anti-Venom has the ability to heal others and weaken other symbiotes, making him a formidable foe for Venom.
What will Venom 3 be about?
The plot of Venom 3 is still under wraps, but we can speculate based on some clues from the previous movies and the comics. One of the main themes that could be explored is Venom’s relationship with Spider-Man, and how they go from enemies to allies. In the comics, Venom initially hates Spider-Man for rejecting him, but later realizes that they have a common enemy in Carnage. They also team up against other threats like Anti-Venom and Sin-Eater.
Another possible storyline that could be adapted is Venom: Lethal Protector, which sees Eddie moving to San Francisco and becoming a vigilante who protects the homeless from a group of mercenaries called The Jury. Along the way, he encounters five other symbiotes that were spawned from him: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony. These symbiotes were briefly seen in the first Venom movie, but they could have a bigger role in Venom 3.
Venom 3 could also explore more of Eddie’s personal life and his relationship with Anne. In the comics, Anne becomes She-Venom again and sacrifices herself to save Eddie from an assassin. Eddie then goes into a depression and tries to kill himself by jumping off a bridge. However, he is saved by another symbiote named Mania, who bonds with him and helps him cope with his loss.
Whatever direction Venom 3 takes, we can expect it to be action-packed, humorous, and emotional. The movie will likely conclude Eddie’s arc as Venom, but also set up new possibilities for the future of the character and the Spider-Man universe.
Venom 3 is the upcoming sequel to Venom: Let There Be Carnage, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. The movie will be directed by Kelly Marcel, who also wrote the screenplay. The release date is set for October 2024. The plot is unknown, but it could involve Venom’s interaction with Spider-Man, Anti-Venom, and other symbiotes. Venom 3 will be the final chapter of Eddie’s journey as Venom, but also open new doors for the character and the franchise.