VENOM 3 Set Video Gives Us A First Glimpse Of Tom Hardy As Eddie Brock

VENOM 3 Set Video Gives Us A First Glimpse Of Tom Hardy As Eddie Brock VENOM 3 Set Video Gives Us A First Glimpse Of Tom Hardy As Eddie Brock

Cameras are now rolling on Sony Pictures' Venom threequel in Los Mateos, Spain, and a video from the set provides our blurry first look at the returning Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 27, 2023 02:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Venom

Filming commenced on Sony Pictures' third Venom move yesterday, and some photos and video from the Los Mateos, Spain set have been shared online.

The photos feature various Day of the Dead-like imagery, which indicates that the Psychotic Symbiote's next adventure will at least partially be set in Mexico during the annual Día de los Muertos festival.

Interestingly, when we last saw Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) he was in a similarly-themed bar in one of Spider-Man: No Way Home's post-credits scenes. This could simply be a coincidence, of course, but there's a chance Venom 3 tie-in to the events of that stinger.

The video, meanwhile, gives us a first glimpse of Hardy as Brock, looking just as forlorn and confused as usual as he makes his way through the streets. The footage isn't the clearest, but now that cameras are rolling, we may start to see more revealing shots find their way online soon.

Venom 3 will be directed by Kelly Marcel, who was a writer/producer on the first two films. Plot details are virtually non-existent, but Hardy previously shared an Instagram post teasing Eddie Brock's "last ride," which would seem to suggest that this is will be the actor's final time in the role.

Surely that means a face-off with Spider-Man is on the cards... right?

A piece of the symbiote did remain behind in The MCU when Brock was zapped back to his own universe in No Way Home, which has led to speculation that a confrontation might be imminent, but it's best not to draw any conclusions when it comes to Sony's "SPUMC!"

Let There Be Carnage ended with Cletus Kasady's (Woody Harrelson) apparent death (though that doesn't mean Carnage won't return), and Detective Pat Mulligan (Stephen Graham) seemingly being taken over by another alien symbiote, possibly setting up the debut of Toxin in this third movie.

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GhostDog - 6/27/2023, 2:02 PM
These movies gotta be a money laundering scheme for Hardy
tmp3 - 6/27/2023, 2:03 PM
@GhostDog - he was on an insane hot streak before the first venom and now all he does is this shit lol. His gareth evans movie gonna be fire though, and hopefully bikeriders is great too
GhostDog - 6/27/2023, 2:13 PM
@tmp3 - The Evans movie sounds like its gonna be special.

Yea, the run he was on was something else. 2013-2018 you've got Locke, Fury Road, Legend, Revenant, etc. Then its Venom, Capone, Venom 2. Absolute duds.
tmp3 - 6/27/2023, 2:19 PM
@GhostDog - Capone was… something. Don’t forget The Drop during his peak too - really good mid budget crime drama w/ the great gandolfini. Hopefully he can get back to the stuff he was doing before once all the venom stuff passes through lol
soberchimera - 6/27/2023, 2:45 PM
@GhostDog - These and Spider-verse are the only reasons Amy Pascal still has a job.
GhostDog - 6/27/2023, 4:07 PM
@soberchimera - facts
tmp3 - 6/27/2023, 2:02 PM
A writer’s strike venom movie from a first-time director sounds like a new breed of awful
WruceBayne - 6/27/2023, 2:03 PM
Soooo he looks just like he did in the first two movies. 🤷🏾‍♂️
MasterMix - 6/27/2023, 2:28 PM
Feralwookiee - 6/27/2023, 2:38 PM
@MasterMix - -ny gonna Sony.
DannyDischarge - 6/27/2023, 2:40 PM
They better title it as “V3nom”.
BraxtonHicks - 6/27/2023, 2:49 PM
@DannyDischarge - V3NOM: A Dose of Toxin.
V3NOM: Toxilicious
V3NOM: Absolute Toxin
V3NOM: Maximum Toxin
V3NOM Legacy: It's Just a Phage.
abd00bie - 6/27/2023, 2:57 PM
@DannyDischarge - Ve-No More please
VictorAlonzo - 6/27/2023, 8:23 PM
@DannyDischarge - that's a definite
mountainman - 6/27/2023, 2:57 PM
Have we gotten confirmation which boring symbiote will be the villain in this?
bkmeijer1 - 6/27/2023, 2:59 PM
@mountainman - could see Hybrid be the final villain, although I'd prefer Knull
mountainman - 6/27/2023, 3:18 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Knull seems like a bit of departure for the series. I doubt they’d be bold enough for that.
StSteven - 6/27/2023, 4:30 PM
@mountainman - Well, they could forego all the space stuff and just have it be Knull coming to Earth looking for Venom or just to reclaim all his symbiotes in general. Actually a halfway decent story would be if in the beginning they did an intro which showed the creation of Knull and the symbiotes out in space, the symbiotes wreaking havoc on various planets, and then end it with a recreation of the part of the first movie where Drake's spacecraft captures the symbiotes and brings them to Earth to include Knull watching them do so and presumably going after the ship.

Then, like I said, the movie could center around Knull coming to Earth and hunting down the remaining symbiotes, forcing them all to team up to take him down, with Venom ultimately leading the charge and redeeming himself in the eyes of his fellow symbiotes and becoming their new leader after defeating Knull and leaving Earth with his fellow symbiotes to return to their home planet. Which would be a cool way to wrap up Brock's "arc" (if you want to call what little character development he's had an "arc") and end the symbiote story for now BUT allowing it to continue in the MCU with Spidey through either that post-credits leftover bit OR "Secret Wars" (preferably).

But, knowing Sony, they'd take what could be a potentially good story and perfectly acceptable way to end this trilogy and f**k it up by doing something stupid like having Knull be just another symbiote who bonds with some Mexican drug lord and chases after Venom through the streets of Mexico with a pack of symbiote infused chihuahuas for an hour and a half or some stupid shit. *sigh*
mountainman - 6/27/2023, 4:36 PM
@StSteven - If be good if something like that happened. I just want it to not be a symbiote. It’s boring. Riot sucked in the first one. They ruined Carnage. I just want something different.
StSteven - 6/27/2023, 5:18 PM
@mountainman - Totally agree, and I believe that Knull is like an elder god on the same level as the Celestials, if I recall correctly, so that would change it up a bit while still wrapping up the trilogy, if handled well. Plus, you're right, in the first two movies Venom has just been basically battling more evil version of himself, and it would be nice to see him have to deal with a different kind of threat. But I have a feeling that given how financially successful the movies have been along with the lack of originality over at Sony (much less respect for source material), they're just going to go with the whole "If it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality and have him go up against yet another symbiote. At least if they used Knull in a way that I was describing (or anything even close to it) it would be something of a departure from the ol' symbiote vs. symbiote trope.
bkmeijer1 - 6/27/2023, 5:35 PM
@StSteven - that's pretty much what I wanna see. Sony still get's its symbiotes, and the fans get Knull. Everybody hapoy right?
StSteven - 6/27/2023, 5:46 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Well, with Sony I doubt everybody will end up happy based on their previous efforts, but it might be the closest thing that we'll get with them if they actually stick to something close to what I'm suggesting. Plus, the added bonus is it being a nice way to tie everything up from the previous movies. Hell, if you want to spice it up a bit, you can have Toxin and Carnage in it, which address lingering threads from the last movie including whether or not Carnage survived, and maybe a few more symbiotes based on the remaining one's spawning for something of a team of symbiotes to battle Knull. But then, just when you think that Carnage and Venom have buried the hatchet to team up, we see Carnage head over to Knull's side because, of course, he's Carnage. So then Team Venom has to take both of them down. I mean, sure it doesn't actually follow a storyline from the comics that I'm aware of, but that hasn't seemed to be an issue for Sony so far with, well, pretty much most if not all of their Spidey and Spidey-adjacent movies thus far.
bkmeijer1 - 6/27/2023, 5:53 PM
@StSteven - I rather see them keep Carnage out of it. Might end up feeling to crowded.

Just Venom and Toxin vs. Knull and Hybrid (with Scream replacing Riot), is enough for me. Doesn't need to get complicated.
StSteven - 6/27/2023, 6:30 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Sure. I was just thinking that the "twist" part of the story could keep it from being too linear and simple, like Knull shows up to collect his symbiotes and then they all team up to fight him. Sure, the creation of new symbiotes adds a little more meat to the story, but at least something unexpected would be welcomed. It doesn't have to necessarily be Carnage, but it would go to answering the "Did he actually survive?" question from "V2". And I don't think that it has to be any more in-depth than that: yes, he did survive and has been hiding/recovering after being so badly beaten but comes out to join his "father" in defeating Knull along with the other symbiotes (maybe once Knull gets to Earth heals to them in some way, like a psychic call or something and they all end up converging in the same general area, which could be how we get Venom back in San Francisco from Mexico), until he switches sides.

Plus, with "V2" bing so short and fast-paced it might be nice to spend a little more time with Carnage anyway. But I agree that you don't need a whole sub-plot surrounding him. Would definitely be too busy then.
bkmeijer1 - 6/28/2023, 3:22 AM
@StSteven - they could indeed keep it simple like that. Could work
StSteven - 6/28/2023, 3:43 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Yeah. Carnage isn't really a character that you need to go deep into and I think that they did all that needs to be done in "V2" (for now anyway). I mean, he's essentially an agent of chaos and they gave him enough pathos in the last movie, so in "v3" he could simply be motivated by revenge against Venom for everything that happened in "v2" and a general desire to create chaos. So how does he seek revenge against Venom? By convincing him that he is on his side against Knull and then betraying him and helping Knull defeat Venom. And how does he satisfy his desire to create chaos? Through all the inevitable chaos that Knull causes in general and specifically through their conflict with Venom and his team. Pretty simple and straight forward, and it doesn't need to be any deeper than that. Like the Joker, "Some men just want to watch the world burn".
bkmeijer1 - 6/28/2023, 4:58 PM
@StSteven - yeah that's pretty much it. I just really wanna see Knull with some symbiotes by his side. Carnage could work, Hybrid (or the symbiotes that make up Hybdrid) could work. Heck, even Mania could work.
StSteven - 6/28/2023, 7:17 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Yeah, a "bad guys vs. worse guys" kinda thing is something that we haven't seen yet in the Venom movies, as it's more or less been one-on-one, so that's a way to freshen it up. And you could certainly draw a distinction between the more or less "good" symbiotes and the straight up evil ones (like Carnage) and have the evil ones on Knull's side as they want to return with him.

That being said, depending on how Knull would be portrayed, my recollection in the comics is that he's basically an elder god, so he really wouldn't need a team of symbiotes to help him against another team of symbiotes. BUT they could very well be there simply as characters for the "good" symbiotes to punch before they get to the big bad and then we see him release his full power.

Again, it's kinda sad that while you and I (and others on this thread) are thinking through ideas of what could actually be a fairly epic Venom movie, Sony will more than likely f**k it up and have Knull be an old homeless guy who gets a symbiote and has a group of symbiote-infected poodles a la Ang Lee's "Hulk". *sigh*
bkmeijer1 - 6/29/2023, 2:28 AM
@StSteven - yeah the other symbiotes would basically be punchbags. As for Knull, you're probably right. We can atleast hope Knull will still be very powerful
StSteven - 6/29/2023, 12:30 PM
@bkmeijer1 - So like J.K. Simmons after he's been hitting the gym?
bkmeijer1 - 6/29/2023, 2:25 PM
@StSteven - I wouldn't mind it if a jacked JK Simmons shows up as another JJJ variant, who happens to bond to Knull
StSteven - 6/29/2023, 3:51 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Hold on, stop the presses, I've got it! You just gave me an idea on how they can rectify the Venom origin (to a certain extent): What if (follow me here) the JJJ in this Venom-verse is is a disgraced, washed up journalist who was fired after he falsely published a story about the identity of the Sin-Eater and was outed by Brock and gets all jacked while plotting his revenge against Brock only to bond with Knull over their mutual hatred of Brock/Venom.

So it's kinda ALMOST like the actual Venom origin, but not quite. Although it is kinda similar to the Carnage story, so...
bkmeijer1 - 6/29/2023, 4:39 PM
@StSteven - that is better than what Sony will come up though, that's for sure
StSteven - 6/29/2023, 5:55 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Yeah, probably. Sadly. But the thing about Knull is that would he actually need a host? I haven't read comics since he was introduced (although I do research new characters that I find interesting in like the Marvel database and such), but like I said earlier my understanding is that he'w an elder god who created the symbiotes, not a symbiote himself, so he could just appear as a badass old guy (which would still be cool to have Simmons play, albeit kinds confusing for the GA unless they give him some serious make up/SFX.

Although, knowing Sony they'd be too afraid for going the elder god route and probably just make Knull another synbiote. Again, *sigh*
bkmeijer1 - 6/30/2023, 2:30 AM
@StSteven - yeah, you're right. Guess we'll have to wait and see
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