It seems that Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, will have to stay in the shadows a bit longer as Venom 3 becomes another casualty of the historic SAG-AFTRA strike that occurred last night. Although the alien anti-hero’s sequel was slated for a Halloween release in 2024, the future of this release date now hangs in the balance.
Just last month, the newest member of the cast, Juno Temple – recently nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Keeley in the popular Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso – disclosed that the upcoming Sony/Marvel film was on track for an October 2024 release. Temple expressed her excitement about joining the project and mentioned that filming was anticipated to commence “very, very soon”.
Since its greenlight in April 2022, the production of Venom 3 had been steadily advancing, preparing for the return of Eddie Brock (Hardy) and his alien symbiote partner to the big screen. Director Kelly Marcel, who co-scripted the first two movies with long-term partner Hardy, is now at the helm, steering the creative course for this tumultuous adventure. In May, Chiwetel Ejiofor, recognized for his role as Mordo in the Doctor Strange movies, joined the cast, contributing to the expanding roster of characters. The film kicked off production in Spain at the end of June.
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Hardy also recently shared his deep immersion into his character preparation, but unfortunately, the project has been halted, much like several other ongoing projects across the United States. This is due to the simultaneous Writers’ Guild of America strike that has obstructed any script work from being undertaken or revised on movie sets.
New Director, New Perspective
Marcel is the third director to spearhead a film in this franchise. 2018’s Venom, which unveiled Hardy as Eddie Brock and portrayed Venom’s origin story, was directed by Ruben Fleischer. Despite mixed critical reception, Venom achieved box office success, prompting Sony to greenlight further installments. In 2021, Andy Serkis took over the director’s chair for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which broadened the Venom branch of Sony’s Spider-Man universe of Marvel characters. This momentarily saw Eddie and Venom venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home, albeit seemingly without reason.
Keep an eye on FilmSweep for more updates on Venom 3’s voyage to the cinema. You can watch the trailer for Let There Be Carnage below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Venom 3 Production Halt
Why has the production of ‘Venom 3’ been halted?
The production of ‘Venom 3’ has been halted due to the recent historic SAG-AFTRA strike, which has affected various high-profile projects in the industry.
Who is the new director of ‘Venom 3’?
Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the first two ‘Venom’ movies, has taken over as the director for ‘Venom 3’.
Who is the latest actor to join the ‘Venom 3’ cast?
The latest actor to join the ‘Venom 3’ cast is Chiwetel Ejiofor, known for his role as Mordo in the ‘Doctor Strange’ movies.
What was the original release date for ‘Venom 3’?
The original release date for ‘Venom 3’ was scheduled for Halloween 2024, but due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the release date is uncertain.
Who is the character Eddie Brock?
Eddie Brock, portrayed by Tom Hardy, is the main character in the ‘Venom’ series who becomes the host for an alien symbiote that gives him superhuman abilities.