Sony Announces ‘Venom 3’
With the development of their very own cinematic universe of Spider-Man characters, the recent CinemaCon has proven to be the setting for a major announcement, as Sony announces Venom 3.
Last year, Marvel and Sony collaborated to deliver to audiences what was easily the biggest film of the past two years, and one of the biggest movies of all time, in the form of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Although the entry was firmly connected to Spider-Man’s saga within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it proved the financial potential within any story related to the iconic pop culture figure and the greatest creation in the history of comic books.
With that realization, came Sony’s renewed commitment to developing something akin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in a film franchise that is connected by the prized character of Spider-Man.
This started with the original Tom Hardy-starring Venom– followed by the subsequent sequel Venom: Let There be Carnage– and was carried over with the Jared Leto-starring Morbius.
The two venom films were decent performers in both critical communities and at the box office, and- despite Morbius seemingly failing in both of those arenas- Sony has announced its plans to move forwards with developing Venom 3.
The news was first reported by ScreenRant, after being confirmed by the Sony panel at the recently held CinemaCon; a convention that is dedicated to multiple film studios’ plans for projects occurring or in development n the near future.
The move doesn’t come as a massive surprise, considering the relative success of the films, and the inclusion of the character in the post-credit scene for Spider-Man: No Way Home, but it does fuel speculation as to the direction of the series in the near future.
The last time fans saw Eddie Brock he was returning to the Sony universe after a short stint in the MCU; with intentions of making his way to New York in order to confront that universe’s Spider-Man.
The only problem with this premise is that Morbius has already taken place in New York, and no Spider-Man was to be found in that story.
Only time will tell how Sony’s film universe of Spider-Man characters will unfold, but one this is certain following the current filming of both Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web; Eddie Brocks Venom will be a big part of it.