After the success of the two Venom films, Sony is wasting no time to bring back Tom Hardy to make the third installment. Sony had announced cinema con that Hardy will be returning for the third instalment in his Venom Trilogy.
A phenomenal success for Sony films
Venom is a fascinating series of movies. The first one collected almost around 850 million without even being connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second instalment titled Venom Let there be Carnage earned around 500 million at the height of the pandemic. The two movies represent a phenomenal investment to return ratio since both movies are collectively made on a budget of 200 million dollars which is usually the budget for one Comicbook movie these days. It is no surprise Sony wants more of Tom Hardy’s Symbiote based chaos.
So what might the story be for Venom 3?
Well, the first one showcased an intriguing origin story for Tom hardy’s venom as we got to see Eddie Brock as a great journalist and his transformation into Venom. We see how the symbiote and Eddie Brock collaborate to take down stronger villains such as the symbiote Riot.
In the second instalment, we get further into the development of the relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom as they break up but get back together. We get to see Cleatus Cassidy and the symbiote Carnage mix into a terrifying villain which has to be stopped by Venom.
But the big question always remained, where is Spiderman?
That question was answered in Spiderman: No Way Home. While the main focus of re-uniting three generations of Spidermen in Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, there was an interesting scene involving Venom. Eddie Brock is shown visiting a bar where Eddie learns more about Spiderman and the Avengers.
So will the next movie be the big Spiderman Vs Venom showdown?
The answer is not so soon. I feel Sony and Marvel will use that in Spiderman 4. Venom 3 might be an opportunity to complete Eddie Brock’s journey. We might get to see other symbiotes like Toxin with Patrick Mulligan. But it is very early in the development of the third film. The first step will be to find a director. The Batman‘s Alfred Pennyworth- Andy Serkis directed the sequel which was a drop-off from the first instalment. So Sony’s focus will be on getting a writing team and director attached while also collaborating with Kevin Fiege and his Marvel team to lay the groundwork for Spiderman 4.
Fiege told Collider about a potential Venom Vs Spider-Man movie, “You look at the obvious comic connotations between Venom and Spider-Man and it is inherent. So the minute Sony made their Venom movie and it worked as well as it did, and Tom Hardy became as iconic as he has become as Venom, then the obvious question is then, ‘How do we start to merge them?’
Venom was last seen in Spiderman: No Way Home which is now streaming on Disney Plus.