VENOM 3 Officially Confirmed To Be In The Works As First KRAVEN THE HUNTER Footage Is Revealed At CinemaCon
In news that should surprise no one, Sony confirmed at CinemaCon last night that Venom 3 is officially in the works, while a few snippets of footage were also shown from their Kraven the Hunter movie.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage grossed over $500 million at a time when the box office was still recovering from the pandemic, and with a $110 million budget, the sequel was obviously a big success for Sony Pictures. 2018's Venom performed quite a bit better with a massive $850+ million haul, of course, but numbers like these are more than enough to justify a third instalment of the Marvel Comics franchise.
Well, that's officially happening. While no details were shared during the Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation yesterday evening, a third Venom movie is currently in the works.
We don't know if Andy Serkis will return to take the helm following Venom: Let There Be Carnage, though many fans will no doubt be hoping to see him back behind the camera. After all, he seemed to have a much better grasp of the character than Venom director Ruben Fleischer, and laid the groundwork for a third chapter by teasing plans for Detective Patrick Mulligan to transform into Toxin.
While Venom briefly visited the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home, we're not anticipating Tom Holland's web-slinger factoring into this threequel as the two never met.
Sony also shared a title treatment for Kraven the Hunter, along with a few seconds of footage. Apparently, all it showed was Aaron Taylor-Johnson hanging on to a car and trying to punch through the windshield as well as a scene with him running through the snow. It's still early days for the movie, though we are a little surprised that there was no "money shot" of the actor in Kraven's classic costume.
Venom 3 doesn't have a release date, but Kraven the Hunter arrives on January 13, 2023.