A strike can stop even a big, bad symbiote.
Venom 3--the latest entry in the Marvel horror/super-hero franchise–had been aiming for an October 2024 release, but those plans may have hit the scrap heap, thanks to this week’s SAG-AFTRA actors strike, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film–which had been shooting in Spain–has shut down production, with no possible resumption date in place. The feature is directed by Kelly Marcel from a screenplay she wrote with star Tom Hardy. The rest of the cast–presumably walking picket lines now–includes Chiwetel Ejiofor and Juno Temple.
No storyline details have been revealed, but it’s thought this will be the final chapter in the series–or at least the last film with Hardy playing the dual roles of Eddie Brock and Venom.
The second installment in the franchise–Venom: Let There Be Carnage–follows Brock’s battle with serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) after he becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage. A success with fans and moviegoers, the film earned $500 million globally on a $110-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the fate of Venom 3.