Venom 3 Officially Greenlit By Sony

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Following the amazing critical and financial success from Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony Pictures continues working to expand its own cache of Spider-Man movies outside of the MCU. Before the critical and financial letdown from Morbius and ahead of Madame Web and Kraven the Hunter, this venture started with Tom Hardy’s Venom movies in 2018 and 2021.

Hardy's first outing as Eddie Brock and his symbiotic alien best friend shocked the world, earning more than $850 million at the global box office along with an 81% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. Three years later, Venom: Let There Be Carnage helped bring the global box office back to prominence with a $90 million opening weekend haul, the best non-No Way Home total of the year.

With both movies having pulled in enough success to compete with other major names in the superhero genre, it seems to be only a matter of time before this duo of films becomes a full trilogy. Now, after a brief stop in the MCU thanks to Peter Parker and Doctor Strange, Sony appears ready to revisit the Venom-verse once again.

Sony Confirms Plans for Third Venom Film

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At CinemaCon 2022, via Variety, Sony Pictures announced that they have officially greenlit the development of a third Venom movie.

No other official information about the threequel was made available, including its cast or expected release date.

Sony Gets Its First Trilogy With Venom

Even for all the negatives that came along with them, Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage earned a reasonable amount of success amongst fans and critics alike. With over $1.3 billion in combined box office revenue and more positive reviews than other Sony entries, this franchise is helping keep Sony's Spider-Man universe profitable for the time being. 

Tom Hardy has already spoken about what he wants to see in another Venom movie, hoping to go even bigger with the story than he did in the first two outings. It's unclear whether director Andy Serkis will lead the way once again, and it will likely be some time until more concrete news comes out about what the dynamic duo of Eddie and Venom will face next time around.

The last fans saw of Eddie, he and Venom were being transported out of the MCU after Doctor Strange's spell set the world back to normal in Spider-Man: No Way Home. That experience is sure to leave an impression on them, and even though part of the Venom symbiote stayed in the MCU, there are plenty of challenges left to tackle in their own home.

Venom 3 is currently in the early stages of development under Sony Pictures.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.