Sony Titles ‘Venom 3’ And Moves Up Tom Hardy’s Sequel To This October

Sony is still reeling from the embarrassing Madame Web release, just the latest of their Spider-Man spinoff films to fail miserably. But there are still two more left to go in 2024, which just goes to show how much they’ve invested in this cinematic universe that nobody seems to care about. Coming up next in August is Kraven the Hunter, which already has the stink of death surrounding it. And after that is the continuation of Sony’s most successful franchise, Venom 3, which has just been given a new title and release date.

Arriving a couple of weeks earlier than expected on October 25th is Venom: The Last Dance, suggesting one final adventure for Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and his symbiote partner. The film was co-written by Hardy and Kelly Marcel, with Marcel also taking over as director. She follows Andy Serkis who directed Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Ruben Fleischer who helmed the first movie in 2018.

Joining Hardy in the cast are Juno Temple, Clark Backo, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the latter playing on both sides of the Marvel field. He’s also part of the MCU as Mordo, a villain who has appeared in both Doctor Strange movies.

Venom: The Last Dance

As for plot details, that remains a mystery. But one has to expect we’ll see more female symbiote running around. Perhaps a symbiote love triangle?

Sony has raked in over $1.3B from the first two Venom movies, so it’s a bit surprising they’d want to wrap it up with Venom: The Last Dance. Then again, the second film earned $300M less than its predecessor, so perhaps they see the writing on the wall.

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