A few years ago, the idea of a “Venom” movie that was almost entirely separate from the “Spider-Man” movies might have seemed like a weird idea. When Venom was a huge hit in 2018 and the sequel, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” came out, it made him one of the most important characters in Sony’s Marvel lineup.
He also led a billion-dollar movie franchise (per The Numbers). Tom Hardy now plays both Eddie Brock and his alien counterpart in a very clear way, and the future for the character looks very bright.
Because of this, as “Let There Be Carnage” fades away, people think about what Venom will do in the all-but-certain third movie. If you’ve seen the last movie, you’ve seen a lot of clues about where the series and the main character could go from here, but there aren’t many sure answers. With that in mind, now is the time to dive in and look at some important things about the “Venom 3,” which hasn’t been named yet.
Is There a Release Date for Venom 3?
Sony hasn’t set a release date for the third “Venom” movie, but movie release dates have been moving around a lot because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sony may have been waiting to see how the new movie is received before making Tom Hardy’s next appearance. Because Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become so important to him, this seems even more likely (more on that later).
Release date announcements for “Venom 3” aren’t sure when they will be made public. Sony just released “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in December, and the Jared Leto-led “Morbius” movie is set to come out on April 1, 2022. In the interest of letting those movies breathe, it’s possible that we won’t learn more about “Venom 3” until both movies have their chance to shine in theatres.
Sony, on the other hand, has a history of surprising people with fan service in recent movies, which could give clues about when “Venom 3” will come out. Time will tell.
Who might be in the cast of Venom 3?
There aren’t any clear answers about who might play Eddie Brock and his symbiote in a third “Venom” movie right now. This is because the second movie ended with Eddie Brock and his symbiote making some big changes in their lives. However, no matter how the movie turns out to be, Tom Hardy would have to be back as Eddie and the voice of the symbiote that helps him. Throughout two films, Hardy has become the heart and soul of the “Venom” series. If there is a third “Venom,” Hardy is almost certain to be in it.
It gets a little more interesting when you look at the people who are in the background. The story might make sense for Michelle Williams and Reid Scott to return as Ann and Dan, but not always. With Eddie and Venom on the run, that might not be the case. In Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Patrick Mulligan, played by Stephen Graham, is set up for a future as an antihero called Toxin in the comics.
Carnage and Shriek, played by Woody Harrelson and Naomi Harris, were both seemingly killed in the climax of the second film, but the comic book Carnage has come back from worse deaths before. All eyes are on Marvel and Sony to see if Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Tom Hardy’s Venom will fight each other in “Let There Be Carnage.”
What could the plot of Venom 3 be about?
It’s not clear what the third movie in the “Venom” series will be about at this point. That said, there is a clear plan for where Venom and Eddie will go next.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s” mid-credits stinger takes Eddie and his symbiote partner to what looks like the main Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man lives. This happens soon after the symbiote says that it knows about multiple realities, which suggests that a future movie for the anti-hero could be about a multiverse adventure like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” or “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
If this is the case, it’s clear that Venom and Spider-Man are going to meet up, but it’s not clear when this will happen. For example, in “Let There Be Carnage” director Andy Serkis said, “Of course, it’s going to happen.” It’s not clear whether this will happen in “Venom 3,” a fourth “Spider-Man” movie, or even a separate “Spider-Man vs. Venom” crossover movie.
Whether Venom and Spider-Man fight in “Venom 3” or not, it’s not yet clear which specific plot points from the most recent “Venom” movie will be back when Venom goes on his own.
The death of Carnage, Venom’s archenemy in the comics, is a big surprise. Meanwhile, the movie makes Stephen Graham a bigger bad guy, but it’s not clear if he would become Toxin in the same way as in the comics, because the movie suggested a different way. Also, the King in Black, who made all the symbiotes, could show up on Earth at any time. For now, though, this is just a guess.