A third Venom movie is on the way.
Sony’s first bit of official confirmation regarding a third film in their Marvel Comics-spawned franchise came during the studio’s presentation at CinemaCon, the annual movie theater industry trade show in the U.S.
No details – no release date, casting, director, etc – were shared, just a soft announcement with the film’s logo popping up in a closing sizzle reel that also teased other films in the studio’s line-up. Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Tim Rothman introduced the marketing reel, reportedly announcing the studio had “something for everyone” in its slate of upcoming pictures.
Considering the success of both Venom and its sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, this is far from surprising news. The first film starring Tom Hardy as the Marvel antihero grossed an impressive $US856 million in worldwide ticket sales, while last year’s sequel crossed $US502 million at the global box office. That’s an almost $US1.4 billion collective gross across two films.
For the most part, Sony has been fairing very well with its Spider-Verse films. The three Tom Holland-led Spidey films have been massive hits, the Venom films have delivered, and Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse did so well it’s spawning two sequels, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and – with its title announced at CinemaCon – Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. Morbius is a bit of a sore thumb in the line-up so far. The Jared Leto picture received very negative reviews from critics and has seen an average box office – currently sitting at $US156 million worldwide around a month after release.
We’ll keep you informed as Venom 3 comes together.