Whilst it was just a blink and you’ll miss it moment during Sony’s Closing CinemaCon Reel yesterday, the studio teased Venom’s third big-screen outing.
Nother plot nor cast details were disclosed with Sony simply slipping the film’s logo into a sizzle reel that concluded the press conference.
The first two films, starring Tom Hardy as investigative journalist Eddie Brock, who ends up playing host to Venom, an alien symbiote that bestows him with superhuman abilities, have grossed a combined total of US$1.4 billion worldwide to date and it was only really a question of time before the third entry in the saga was going to be confirmed, what with the last film’s mid-credits twist and his appearance in one of the Spider-Man No Way Home mid-credit stingers.
Next up for Hardy, is Gareth Evans’ (The Raid) British action thriller Havoc which follows a detective who must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while untangling his city’s dark web of conspiracy and corruption. The film also stars Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman, Jessie Mei Li and Richard Harrington and is set to release on Netflix under an exclusive deal Evans has entered into with the streaming service.