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Venom 3 Forms Symbiotic Relationship With Kelly Marcel

The co-writer of all three Tom Hardy movies will now also become the director of the next film.

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The goopy Venom symbiote looks at the ill and cowering Eddie Brock.
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We’ve got quite a while before the third Venom movie oozes its way onscreen, but the goopy anti-hero played by Tom Hardy has made a tentacle-pulled leap forward. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that screenwriter Kelly Marcel will do double-duty as director for Venom 3.

Marcel not only co-wrote the first two Venom movies and collaborated with Hardy on the story for the third film, but has been working with this actor ever since his 2008 film Bronson. She follows original Venom movie director Ruben Fleischer and Let There Be Carnage’s Andy Serkis at the helm of Sony’s flagship title of the Spider-Man-less Spider-Man-Adjacent Movie Universe.


Filming on Venom 3 hasn’t started, but Sony’s Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web movies are both on track to come out in late 2023 and early 2024, respectively. Venom certainly won’t be returning to theaters any earlier than that.

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