This week is CinemaCon, which is one of those events at which fans of the popular blockbuster franchises are expecting some big news regarding the franchise’s future. And one of those franchises is Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, which kicked off in 2018 with Venom, starring Tom Hardy.
After the original movie in 2018 and last year’s sequel Let There Be Carnage, Sony Pictures now officially announced the third installment in the Venom saga, Variety has learned. Although both previous movies received mixed to negative reviews from the critics, the fans weren’t so harsh on them, and with the box-office success of both movies, it’s no wonder that a third movie is on its way?
The first Venom movie was released in October of 2018 and it grossed $856 million worldwide. The sequel was released in October last year and it grossed $502 million worldwide. That is significantly less than the first movie, but considering that Venom: Let There Be Carnage was released during the pandemic era, this was still a success.
Tom Hardy played Eddie Brock/Venom in both movies, and he also appeared in the post-credit scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home. He will surely return for another Venom flick, but it’s unknown if some other stars will return, and if Andy Serkis, who directed Let There Be Carnage, return to the director’s chair for the sequel.
We have no idea what Sony is planning to do with this Marvel Universe they have, but we can only wait and hope for the best. The latest movie in the franchise, Morbius, received negative reviews and grossed only $156.6 million worldwide. The next two movies are set to be Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web, both will be released in theaters in 2023.
Sony Pictures also announced that another Ghostbusters sequel is in development, following the last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which received mixed reviews from the critics and grossed $204 million worldwide.