Sony is already developing Venom 3 as confirmed by Tom Hardy in a recent interview prior to the upcoming release of "Let There Be Carnage," with hopes of Spider-Man.
Hardy says the third movie depends on if Venom 2 is a success, which judging from the first movie's near $900 million box office, should be.
“I’m thinking about the third movie as well, because I think you need to write that at the same time,” Hardy said, and when asked if he and Kelly Marcel will also be writing the story for the third, he remained coy: “A third won’t be greenlit until the second is successful, but the studio were really, really pleased with number two.”
Tom Hardy is hopeful for Spider-Man
Regarding Spider-Man, presently Sony is allowing Marvel Studios to use the character in the MCU, but Tom Hardy says he will remain hopeful Venom will eventually connect with Spidey.
“I would be remiss if I wasn’t trying to steer any kind of connectivity,” Hardy said. “I wouldn’t be doing the job if I wasn’t awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that. Obviously, that’s a large canyon to leap, to be bridged by one person alone, and it would take a much higher level of diplomacy and intelligence, sitting down and talking, to take on an arena such as that.
“Should both sides be willing, and it be beneficial to both sides, I don’t see why it couldn’t be," Hardy continued. "I hope and strongly, with both hands, push, eagerly, towards that potential, and would do anything to make that happen, within what’s right in business. But it would be foolish not to head towards the Olympic Games if you were running 100 meters, so yeah! I want to play on that field.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage gets released on September 24, 2021, also starring Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson.