Sony Pictures confirmed that Venom 3 is in the works at CinemaCon, and Tom Hardy has now shared a first look at the threequel's screenplay. We don't have a title, but just like Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the actor will share a "Story by" credit with screenwriter Kelly Marcel.
It's no great surprise that she's been enlisted for this movie, especially after the success of both the 2021 sequel and 2018's Venom. It's possible they're just starting work on Venom 3, but we have a feeling the first draft may already be completed.
In an Instagram Story, Hardy posted a sticker over the image you see below saying, "Last Ride." What that means is up for debate; it may be a reference to this being the last chapter in the trilogy or an indication that the actor intends to walk away from the role once he's finished working on this next movie.
Whatever the case may be, the fact that the tongue he's drawn on Venom appears to be an "S" has already started generating speculation online. While Tom Holland's Spider-Man is expected to remain exclusively in the MCU, Spider-Man: No Way Home did see a piece of the symbiote left in that world, so perhaps there's still a way for these characters to meet?
Venom: Let There Be Carnage ended with Detective Pat Mulligan gaining powers (we're still not sure what happened there...), so the most likely outcome is that the symbiote will once again battle another foe with an alien costume. On the page, Pat becomes Toxin, and we're sure that's a role Stephen Graham could have fun with.
There's no word on who will direct Venom 3. Ruben Fleischer helmed Venom, while Andy Serkis was enlisted to take charge of the sequel.
Check out Hardy's Venom 3 tease below and keep checking back here for updates.