Venom 3: Everything we know – cast, plot & more


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Venom 3: Everything we know – cast, plot & more

Published: 2023-06-29T09:21:53  ❘   Updated: 2023-06-30T11:34:35Sony Pictures

Here’s everything we know about Venom 3, including any release date updates, trailer information, cast details, plot speculation, and more.

Rejoice Venom fans, because yes, there will indeed be a third Venom movie.

Confirmed by Tom Hardy himself, Venom 3 sees franchise scribe Kelly Marcel return to pen the script, who’ll also be directing the threequel. Like Venom: Let There Carnage before it, Tom Hardy has provided his own input to the story too.

With the movie now in pre-production, here’s everything we know about Venom 3.

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Is there a Venom 3 release date?Venom 3 cast: Who’s returning, and are there any new characters?Venom 3 trailer: Is there a trailer, and where can I watch it?Venom 3 plot: What will it be about?What has happened in the Venom movies so far?Where to watch the Venom movies

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Eddie and Venom are returning for a third film.

Is there a Venom 3 release date?

Venom 3 is expected to be released in October 2024.

As noted above, the sequel is currently in pre-production, as confirmed by Tom Hardy on Instagram.

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues through Phase Four, Sony Pictures has a lineup of Spidey spinoffs planned: Kraven the Hunter on October 6, 2023; Madame Web on February 16, 2023; and El Muerto, however that spinoff was recently taken off the theatrical calendar.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winner, recently hit cinemas, and it’ll be followed by Beyond the Spider-Verse on March 29, 2024 – if it doesn’t get delayed, that is.

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Earlier speaking to Digital Spy, Hardy said: “These things [usually] come in threes. If there’s going to be a new one – and they depend heavily on the success of each individual one, so you can’t count on them ever happening again – every one has got to be as if it was the last one.

“But I think it’s really important, if you go into something, thinking that one, two and three are the same… the same story, the same film. So that you don’t surprise yourself by being caught out by suddenly having to do a third from nowhere.


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He added: “There’s got to be some continuity into a third and fourth and fifth, and if somebody says ‘no’, that’s fine. Let it go, and you move on to something else.”

Fans recently shared a first look at Tom Hardy on the set of Venom 3, which you can read more about here. He also shared a first look at the movie on Instagram.

Venom 3 cast: Who’s returning, and are there any new characters?

Apart from Tom Hardy himself reprising his role as Eddie Brock, any returning cast members of Venom 3 have not been confirmed.

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It’s possible that Stephen Graham could return as Detective Patrick Mulligan, given his fate in the preceding movie, as well as Michelle Williams as She-Venom, hopefully. More on that below.

Ted Lasso star Juno Temple has joined the cast, recently telling Variety that she’s due to start filming “very, very soon, which I’m thrilled about.”

Another new cast member that we do know for certain is joining the cast is Chiwetel Ejiofor. Many will know Ejiofor for his role as Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange as well the sequel, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

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This update was first reported by Deadline, however it it unclear what role the actor will be taking on at the time of writing.

We’ll update this article upon any casting details. 

Venom 3: Is there a trailer?

There isn’t a trailer just yet for Venom 3, but we’ll be sure to include it once Marvel gives fans a first look at Eddie Brock’s upcoming adventure.

Venom 3 plot: What will it be about?

Where Venom 3 will take Eddie Brock is unknown, though we wager the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home will factor into Tom Hardy’s third outing.

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In an interview with Screen Rant, director Andy Serkis said: “I know everyone is desperate for Venom to meet Spider-Man. I know that. But I think there’s real mileage in some of the other supervillains that reside in Ravencroft. There’s such fertile ground to be uncovered there. That would be the sandbox I’d be really interested in playing in. Who’s lurking in there that could break out?”

Who knows, maybe even Morbius will have an effect on its story too. We’d rather it didn’t.

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What has happened in the Venom movies so far?

Venom (2018)

In the first entry of Marvel’s anti-hero franchise, Eddie Brock is relinquished from his job as a investigative journalist after attempting to malign tech mogul Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed).

Drake’s nefarious experiments with symbiotes lead to Brock’s encounter with Venom, an outer-space organism that needs a human host to survive. The pair work together in a bid to take down Drake for his crimes, while learning they’re more alike than they thought in the process. After the dust has cleared, Brock visits serial killer Cletus Kassidy (Woody Harrelson) in prison, though he might regret it.

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Venom: Let There Carnage (2021)

Shortly after the events of Venom, Eddie Brock is still in contact with Cletus Kassidy. Giving Brock newsworthy features to write about his crimes, Kassidy later attempts to attack Brock, prompting Venom to protect him.

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Carnage debuted in Venom 2.

Having revealed that Brock is harbouring his own secret and getting a taste of his blood, Kassidy later unleashes deranged symbiote Carnage into the world. Kassidy’s troubled past catches up with him, as childhood flame Frances Berrison/Shriek aids him on his rampage.

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Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham) is caught in the crossfire as Venom defeats Carnage, though it is suggested Mulligan may embark on a symbiotic transformation of his own, possibly becoming Toxin in a future film.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

In the after credits of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Eddie Brock was transported to the MCU 616 universe.

In No Way Home’s post-credits scene, Brock is still on the run from authorities after defeating Carnage. He’s confused to learn about the existence of Spider-Man and other members of the Avengers.

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Before he sets off to track down Spider-Man himself, Brock is transported back to the Sony Pictures universe, following Doctor Strange’s incantation that restored the multiverse (for now).

Where to watch the Venom movies

Tom Hardy’s Venom has appeared in three movies so far: Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Spider-Man: No Way Home (if only briefly) – below, you’ll find a guide on where to watch and stream them.

Venom – Disney+ Venom: Let There Be Carnage – StarzSpider-Man: No Way Home – Starz

They are also all available to buy or rent via Amazon Prime – you can sign up here.

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