After writing and producing the first two “Venom” films, Kelly Marcel is taking the director’s chair for the third. Tom Hardy, who stars as Eddie Brock, announced he and Marcel were working on the story together.
Rueben Fleischer directed the first “Venom,” and Andy Serkis handled “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.” Marcel helped craft both outings; as co-writer and producer for both. She is reportedly working with Hardy to create the screenplays. “Venom 2” was actually Hardy’s first writing credit. The two have been on the same page concerning Eddie and Venom since day one, apparently.
The first two films grossed a combined $1.36 billion in worldwide box offices. They’re both fun films that don’t take themselves seriously, which is how so many super hero movies should be. Agreeing “yes, this is ridiculous” with audiences helps to make them fun to watch without expecting the epicness of MCU films. Hopefully this third film will be an enjoyable chapter.
There’s no information so far as to what the plot for this third film will be. Especially now with Sony and Marvel Studios’ frankly complicated relationship with shared universe characters. It’s possible, after the Multiverse was REALLY introduced in both “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” we’ll see Spider-Man and Venom share the screen. A popular duo, it seems the logical conclusion for them to meet in the third installment. And also…the long-rumored Sinister Six project. But given the rights difficulties surrounding the Spider-Man IP, we’ll just have to wait and see.