Though not officially on the books just yet, Venom 3 appears to be a sure thing. This, according to producer Amy Pascal, who has revealed that the sequel is being planned. While this may not come as a surprise, it certainly could mean big things for the future of the franchise. And it also could mean big things for Spider-Man as well.
Pascal is currently promoting the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which hits theaters next week on December 17. During a recent chat with Collider, she addressed the status of Venom 3. While Pascal made it clear the focus is on No Way Home right now, she also revealed the movie is in the cards.
“We are in the planning stages right now but what we are focused on is getting everybody to come and see No Way Home.”
Tom Hardy, for what it’s worth, had previously expressed his desire for a third movie. Not only that, but he is interested in crossing paths with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, provided the chance to do so. In an interview also with Collider from earlier this year, Hardy said the following.
“I wouldn’t be doing the job if I wasn’t awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that. Obviously, that’s a large canyon to leap, to be bridged by one person alone, and it would take a much higher level of diplomacy and intelligence, sitting down and talking, to take on an arena such as that. Should both sides be willing, and it be beneficial to both sides, I don’t see why it couldn’t be. I hope and strongly, with both hands, push, eagerly, towards that potential, and would do anything to make that happen, within what’s right in business. But it would be foolish not to head towards the Olympic Games if you were running 100 meters, so yeah! I want to play on that field.”
Here is the synopsis for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
“Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.”
Marvel is currently exploring the multiverse with No Way Home and the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Not to spoil anything, but this year’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage also had some multiverse implications. This could pave the way for Venom and Spider-Man to meet in Venom 3. That is speculative at this point, but all signs are pointing in that direction.
From a commercial point of view, this makes sense. Both Venom movies have performed very well, earning a combined $1.33 billion at the box office. If they can manage to get Spider-Man in the mix, that could be huge. We’ll have to see how this all unfolds.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on December 14.