VENOM: Sony Shares Bizarre Mashup Pitting Tom Hardy Against Topher Grace - Are They Teasing Third Movie?

VENOM: Sony Shares Bizarre Mashup Pitting Tom Hardy Against Topher Grace - Are They Teasing Third Movie? VENOM: Sony Shares Bizarre Mashup Pitting Tom Hardy Against Topher Grace - Are They Teasing Third Movie?

Sony Pictures has shared an intriguing mashup which pits Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock against the version played by Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3 but what, if anything, does this fun video mean for Venom 3?

By JoshWilding - Sep 14, 2023 11:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Venom

When it was revealed that Venom would be part of Spider-Man 3, comic book fans were understandably thrilled. The decision to cast Topher Grace raised eyebrows, of course, while we'd later learn Avi Arad forced director Sam Raimi to shoehorn Eddie Brock into the threequel. 

As an unwanted character in the movie, we weren't exactly shocked when Venom essentially received third billing behind Sandman and Harry Osborn's "Green Goblin." The villain was killed while battling Spider-Man and that was the last we saw of him until 2018's Venom.

The hope had been that the reboot would redeem the Lethal Protector on screen, but the movie drew a mixed response and largely underwhelmed. Venom: Let There Carnage was an improvement but it's starting to feel like Eddie's #1 fan, Avi, doesn't really understand the character. 

Franchise writer Kelly Marcel will direct Venom 3 which, as of now, is dated for July 12, 2024.

Little has been revealed about what we can expect from the movie, but set photos have suggested we'll pick up with Eddie in Mexico shortly after he returns to his reality following a brief visit to the MCU's Earth-616. With that in mind, could a Multiversal adventure be on the way?

Many fans believe so, particularly after watching this video shared by Sony Pictures on TikTok. In that, scenes from the Venom movies and Spider-Man 3 have been cleverly edited together to depict Hardy's anti-hero defeating Grace's and ultimately absorbing his alien costume. 

There's no mention of Venom 3 and nothing to suggest this is in any way related to the upcoming movie. However, it's an intriguing video and one which makes us wonder what an exploration of Venom's place in the Multiverse could mean for the franchise moving forward. 

A piece of the Venom Symbiote is now in the MCU and we'd be shocked if Marvel Studios doesn't eventually pick up on that, possibly introducing its own version of Eddie in the process. 

Honestly, we think this was probably just made for fun and, in that respect, it works really well. You can take a look for yourselves below. when Venom met Venom... *insert Spider-Man pointing meme here* #Venom #SpiderMan3 #fyp #MoviesToWatch #MovieTok #FilmTok ♬ original sound - Sony Pictures Home Ent UK
VENOM 3 Star Tom Hardy Shares Update From Set And Hints The Threequel Will Be His Last Dance As Eddie Brock

VENOM 3 Star Tom Hardy Shares Update From Set And Hints The Threequel Will Be His "Last Dance" As Eddie Brock

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PC04 - 9/14/2023, 12:07 PM
The Spider-Man 3 Venom is something I try to forget. What a disaster on all accounts.

Hope they aren't trying to do a weird Venom team up for the 3rd movie.
StSteven - 9/14/2023, 1:44 PM
@PC04 - Ah ah ah ah, don't you do it! Don't you dare give them any ideas! The ones they already have are bad enough as it is! And we know how impressionable Lil Avi can be. All it takes is a shiny object or something jangly and the next thing you know we'll have "Venom: Car Keys to the Multiverse".
dagenspear - 9/14/2023, 2:01 PM
@PC04 - Why is it a disaster?
TheNewYorker - 9/14/2023, 7:58 PM
@PC04 - Topher Grace‘s venom is top 3 worst villains of all time.
dagenspear - 9/14/2023, 9:00 PM
@TheNewYorker - Lol, what? For real? I think Maliketh, Ronan, Kaecilius and BvS Lex are closer to the worse than he is.
dagenspear - 9/14/2023, 9:01 PM
@TheNewYorker - And that's just superhero movies.
IronSpider101 - 9/14/2023, 11:44 PM
@PC04 - I like him. Not as good as the Spectacular Spider-Man incarnation nor as fun as Tom Hardy's b-movie schlock, but better than most. I agree with Raimi in that Venom is not a good or interesting character. He's just a cool design and has a great origin story that directly ties to Spider-Man.

I like Raimi's take that Eddie is a dark Peter Parker and Venom is a dark Spider-Man. Fits the movie's theme of facing your inner demons.
PC04 - 9/15/2023, 8:21 AM
@StSteven - ..they just greenlit it, we're screwed!
StSteven - 9/15/2023, 1:05 PM
@PC04 - Insert gif of Anakin at the end of "RotS": "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

This. Is. All. YOUR. Fault.
Slotherin - 9/14/2023, 12:08 PM
MosquitoFarmer - 9/14/2023, 12:09 PM
Someone took the time to make that...
Order66 - 9/14/2023, 12:27 PM
Venom belongs in the MCU. Not this stupid SPUMC universe lol
DarthAlgar - 9/14/2023, 12:28 PM
@Order66 - SPUMC sounds dirty for some reason.
StSteven - 9/14/2023, 1:49 PM
@DarthAlgar - You mean as in "I finished up by SPUMCing all over her face"? Yeah, yeah it does. I can think different words for that acronym to stand for and NONE of them have anything to do with Marvel or Spider-Man (but they can probably all be found on Pronhub).
dagenspear - 9/14/2023, 2:00 PM
@Order66 - You really want the MCU to botch Venom too?
SheepishOne - 9/14/2023, 1:14 PM
I'd be more interested in a multiverse Venom movie than just another Venom movie with the same formula. Admittedly, I am not invested in these movies at all. But this would be sort of an interesting twist.

But thinking about this for two seconds beyond the basic concept...what would the plot even be? Topher Grace "bad" Venom vs Tom Hardy "good" Venom? Tom Hardy dropped into the Raimi Verse by accident and faces off against Topher before Tobey gets to him?

Idk man...idk...
Deckacards - 9/14/2023, 2:45 PM
@SheepishOne - I could see the idea of the two versions of the symbiote merging (absorbed) as a way to turn the spider-man free version with Hardy into a Spider-man hating version with the white spider on his chest, then go forward with that amalgamated version in the MCU.
Th3Batman - 9/14/2023, 1:40 PM
Might as well throw everything in alongside the kitchen sink before this genre completely collapses on itself.
harryba11zack - 9/14/2023, 1:47 PM
at least Topher had Grace playing Venom, it made him happy.
CrazyJ - 9/14/2023, 2:27 PM
I heard a rumour that Sony were going to put Topher Graces Venom in Madam Web, would be a 4 way funny 2 Eddies 2 Symbiot shenanigans if Venom 3 was a Venom Vs Venom or odd couple comedic attempt.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/14/2023, 2:30 PM
bkmeijer1 - 9/14/2023, 2:43 PM
Into the Venomverse? I'm actually down for that. They're probably gonna make Venom 3 another symbiote vs symbiote movie, so might as well just make it Venom vs Venom
ThorArms - 9/14/2023, 4:25 PM
That would actually be interesting to me. Topher got a bad rap for a role that Raimi didn't even want in the film. But his soapy performance was fun.
LenSkivorskiJr - 9/14/2023, 4:45 PM
What if…?


Thing94 - 9/14/2023, 6:05 PM
Unavailable now maybe for a reason? Oh shee
BritishMonkey - 9/14/2023, 6:55 PM
Topher Grace Venom is better.
tb86 - 9/15/2023, 7:37 AM


it’ll probably be like…

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