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.