Sony Pictures has officially greenlit a third movie for the Tom Hardy-led Venom. The company has also announced a Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel is also in the works. Both movies proved to be quite a big success for Sony Pictures. Venom, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage both raked in over $500 million during their box office duration. The first movie made $856 million and the sequel made $502 million globally.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife ($200 million), didn’t do as well as Venom but Sony says the reboot was well-recieved. If you watched the movie, it definitely held up better than the previous reboot starring Melissa Mccarthy and Leslie Jones.
While details are scarce at the moment regarding Venom 3, Andy Serkis has confirmed that Venom and Spider-Man will cross paths at one point or another during upcoming film releases. In Venom: Let There Be Carnage, we actually get a glimpse of this happening after Eddie (played by Tom Hardy) and Venom are mysteriously transported to what appears to be an alternate universe timeline.
While Venom and Spider-Man won’t cross paths in the upcoming Doctor Strange: in the Multiverse of Madness, it seems pretty much obvious that the two characters will clash at one point or the other. Some of the most iconic Marvel character clashes are between Venom and Spider-Man.
If Venom 3 isn’t about Spider-Man, we also know Venom: Let There Be Carnage set up Stephen Graham to become a larger antagonist in the series. The character is meant to become Toxin if Sony Pictures follows the comic books. However, fans believe that Knull – the King in Black (who is the creator of all symbiotes) might also debut in the series.
Whatever happens, let’s hope Sony Pictures keeps up the pace. We don’t know what the release plans are for Venom 3 yet.