VENOM 3: Owen Wilson No Longer In Talks For Role But A Couple Of Other Marvel Actors Reportedly Are

VENOM 3: Owen Wilson No Longer In Talks For Role But A Couple Of Other Marvel Actors Reportedly Are

Owen Wilson is no longer being eyed for a role in Venom 3, but a couple of actors who have previously worked with Marvel are potentially being lined up to take his place if a new report is to be believed.

By JoshWilding - Apr 23, 2023 02:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Venom

Earlier this week, it was rumoured that Loki star Owen Wilson was being eyed for a role in Venom 3. Immediately, speculation started running rampant that he might be in talks to return as TVA agent Mobius, an idea that never really made sense. 

After all, despite Marvel Studios' working relationship with Sony Pictures, it makes zero sense for Kevin Feige to allow the studio to use an MCU character in a franchise that's been poorly reviewed from the start. Mobius being in Deadpool 3 adds up, but Venom 3? After the way Morbius handled the Multiverse with The Vulture's arrival in Sony's Marvel Universe, it's fair to say they've created a mess not even the TVA can fix.

Now, scooper Daniel Richtman is claiming that the role Wilson was offered was never for Mobius and he decided to pass regardless. 

Instead, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) and Jemaine Clement (Legion) are now among those being eyed to join the threequel. There's no word on who any of these actors are being considered for, but Sony has access to literally thousands of characters from Spider-Man's corner of the Marvel Universe. 

We recently learned that Ted Lasso star Juno Temple has joined Venom 3 in a mystery role. She joins Tom Hardy as the returning Eddie Brock/Venom, while franchise writer Kelly Marcel is stepping behind the camera to direct. 

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though Venom: Let There Be Carnage set the stage for Toxin to take aim at Eddie. Spider-Man: No Way Home saw the Lethal Protector travel to the MCU, though he didn't stick around long enough to actually meet anyone of note (though another Ted Lasso actor, Cristo Fernández, played that bartender).

CinemaCon is this week, so we might have more news about the movie soon. 

Venom 3 is expected to be released in theaters in 2024.

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marvel72 - 4/23/2023, 2:08 PM
JFerguson - 4/23/2023, 8:01 PM
@marvel72 - You're right on the money that this would be an enjoyable villain to watch. However, he would work terribly in the currently-established Venom franchise. Here's hoping the MCU will eventually have him
marvel72 - 4/23/2023, 9:04 PM
@JFerguson - I agree, it would have been the right choice, shame they dropped the ball with both movies.
DocSpock - 4/23/2023, 2:12 PM

More of this junk. The longer Sony keeps using & ruining Venom, the longer away it gets that we could ever see him in the MCU coming after Spidey.

I have this wish dream That Spidey comes back from Secret Wars with Venom goo on his shoe, but I doubt that will happen. If that did happen, it could be a symbiote variant leading to a proper Venom in the MCU. Not likely though.

StSteven - 4/23/2023, 4:02 PM
@DocSpock - Well, just remember that if Marvel didn't want to try to shoehorn a side plot about the symbiote in "A:SW", there's always that little baby Venom running around the Mexican bar scene in the MCU getting hammered on cheap Tequila and sucking down whatever gets fished out of the sink drains after the dishes are washed at the end of then night. And if the whole "hive mind" premise holds in the MCU, that lil' fella should still be aware of both his association with "an" Eddie Brock as well as Spidey. So that might be an easier way to get into the symbiote stuff at some point after we AT LEAST one street level Spidey movie.

Chances are that if that little Cherub of Death decided to seek out Peter it would take him a while to find him in NYC, so that could be shown as some pretty "killer" post-credits scenes (see what I did there?). All you'd need to show at the end of "SM4" would be something like a little kid riding the subway by him/herself and a group of punks harassing an old lady or something and the kid gets up and starts walking toward them as their eyes turn black and the Venom tongue comes out and see a sign that says "Welcome to New York" as the train comes to a stop and we hear screaming. BAM! There you go!
DocSpock - 4/23/2023, 8:28 PM
@StSteven -

I love all of that, but...

In 2+ years, Venom 3 will release. I am very afraid that Keige won't want to use Venom for a LONG time after that movie. Only some kind of unforseen handoff from Sony via the multiverse/variant thing happening at the end of Secret Wars could fix this.
StSteven - 4/24/2023, 12:15 AM
@DocSpock - Well, see, that's what I'm saying. WE don't know how long Sony will try to keep squeezing ju-ju from "Venom", but I'm expecting that Feige will want to put some distance between what Sony has done with the character and what Marvel wants to do with it. That's why I was saying that Marvel can hint at the symbiote entering the MCU in the next SM movie, but just keep it on the back burner for the next movie or two, just letting us know that it's an impending threat. But it's coming. So it could be like 6-7 years from now where Venom finally shows up in the MCU proper, and the whole time they tease him because they know that that's what the fans want to see.

Like, let's say that the scene I described above (in the subway) happens at the end of "SM4". Then we have another post-credits scene at the end of "SM5" which sees Venom outside Peter's apartment (naturally it eats a rich-bitch walking her little dog while on her phone).

Then we have "SM6" deal with the symbiote (and possibly "SM7", etc.). I mea, you can accelerate the inclusion of the symbiote, but you get my point. Built up to it naturally and don't just ram it in there (that's how you handle OTHER situations) 😉.
Order66 - 4/23/2023, 2:15 PM
Vulture being transported to Sony universe makes absolute no sense. Thats not how Strange’s spell worked. Just one big giant cluster [frick].
ProfessorWhy - 4/23/2023, 3:05 PM
@Order66 - " must have something to do with Spider-man...." LOLLLLL
Order66 - 4/23/2023, 8:03 PM
@ProfessorWhy - LOL god awful.
bkmeijer1 - 4/23/2023, 2:24 PM
I wonder what other big names Sony keeps pulling in to these projects. Still surprised as to how they manage it
MyCoolYoung - 4/23/2023, 2:25 PM
I would find it hilarious if RDJ and Chris Evans went to the venomverse. Why would that be funny? I have no clue
tmp3 - 4/23/2023, 3:06 PM
@MyCoolYoung - a venom movie doesn’t sound that out of left field for evans given most of the non-mcu shit he does lol
Shadow77 - 4/23/2023, 3:27 PM
@tmp3 - Yeah. Like knives out and snowpiercer.
tmp3 - 4/23/2023, 4:03 PM
@Shadow77 - like ghosted and the grey man
Shadow77 - 4/23/2023, 4:05 PM
@tmp3 - Sure. God you're insufferable.
MyCoolYoung - 4/23/2023, 4:07 PM
@tmp3 - I have to admit, even though it was a cliche mid, I still enjoyed ghosted Lol
Dingus - 4/23/2023, 4:10 PM
@tmp3 - When Actor does fun movie

BraxtonHicks - 4/23/2023, 2:31 PM
TVA the new SHIELD(?). They'll cameo everywhere to intertwine the multiverse storyline.
RitoRevolto - 4/23/2023, 3:31 PM
This is the last "Venom" movie, right?
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