Venom (2018) with Tom Hardy airs tonight on TMC. The opportunity to take stock of the sequel project to Let Be Carnage, released in theaters last October.
Released in our theaters in 2018, Venom with Tom Hardy is the first film dedicated to an enemy of Spider-Man. With $856 million grossed worldwide for a $100 million budget, Ruben Fleischer’s film quickly made Sony want to start work on a sequel.
Directed by Andy Serkis, this sequel totals 502 million dollars for a budget of 90 million. A completely honorable result for a film released in the midst of a pandemic.
So Venom 3 is in the early stages of development at the moment, but if we’re referring to the post-credits scenes of the Andy Serkis movie and the one in Spider-Man: No Way home, it could well be that the symbiote finally meets Tom. Holland’s Spider-Man…
As a reminder, the character, created in 1986 by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane, has already fought Spider-Man, then played by Tobey Maguire, in Sam Raimi’s Spider-man 3. Topher Grace played the antihero.
Venom comes to the MCU…
“80 billion light years of a hive of knowledge across the universes would blow your little brain”however specify your host before proposing “a tiny fraction of what we’ve experienced symbiotes.”
Then the room begins to shake and the two characters find themselves in the same place, arranged differently. The television broadcasts the diary of J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons), editor of the Daily Bugle. The latter then reveals to the entire world that Peter Parker is hiding under the mask of Spider-Man.
A revelation made at the end of Far From Home, when Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) managed to get himself framed for her death.
In an interview with collider Last December for the premiere of No Way Home, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel, confirms the meeting of the 2 heroes:
From the time Sony produced Venom, the movie did so well and Tom Hardy became so iconic as the character that it was clear they had to meet.
And the first post-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home seems to confirm this theory. We see Tom Hardy, leaning on a bar chatting with the bartender who tells him that in this world “There are a lot of people with superpowers.”
Eddie then discovers the existence of Iron Man, the Hulk, and Thanos and deduces that he must go to New York to talk to Spider-Man. But the latter is suddenly returned to his world, not without leaving a black drop on the counter. Therefore, a part of the symbiote remained in Peter Parker’s world…
…but Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is sent back to his world
We then understand that the journalist inhabited by Venom was in another universe and that the latter was integrated into the world of Spider-Man and the Avengers due to the fate of Doctor Strange.
However, the symbiote piece Eddie left on the counter suggests that a version of Venom remained in the MCU. It remains to be seen which actor will play the alien symbiote in this world.
After Doctor Strange returned Tom Hardy to his universe, he’s not the one who should be taking on the role if there really is a meeting between Spider-Man and Venom.
A release date has yet to be announced, but Sony has already booked time slots for June 23 and October 6, 2023 for Marvel movies whose titles have yet to be revealed. Therefore, one of these dates could correspond to the American release of Venom 3.
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