Venom 3: The Last Dance — Release date, cast, plot, & more

Sam Comrie
Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in Venom 2.

The third and final Venom film is set to release this year, so here’s everything you need to know about Venom 3: The Last Dance, including a release date, cast details, and the plot.

In the darkest corner of the superhero world, far away from Marvel movies and their bright-eyed Spider-Man, lives Venom.

After the very literal carnage of Venom 2 and a brief cameo in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Eddie Brock and Venom have some unfinished business to attend to in this upcoming film, which marks the end of the character’s solo trilogy.

So, who’s joining the adventure in the new movie, and when is the Venom 3 release date? We’ve got all the answers you need about The Last Dance.

What is the Venom 3 release date?

Venom 3 will be released in theaters worldwide on October 25, 2024.

The film was originally supposed to be released on July 11, 2024. Principal photography began in June 2023, but production was shut down by the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Tom Hardy confirmed the movie resumed production following the strikes in an Instagram post in November 2023. The film then moved back to its original October release date after previously being postponed to November 8.

Venom 3 will conclude Sony Pictures’ Spidey-adjacent films in 2024, with Kraven the Hunter arriving on August 30, 2024, and Madame Web already out.

Who’s in the cast?

Tom Hardy is confirmed for the Venom 3 cast and will be joined by newcomers Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Tom Hardy in Venom 2. There's no Venom 3 release date at the time of writing.
The full cast has yet to be announced. Here’s who we know so far:
  • Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom
  • Juno Temple as Dr. Payne
  • Peggy Lu as Mrs. Chen
  • Cristo Fernández as The Bartender
  • Stephen Graham as Detective Patrick Mulligan
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as TBA
  • Clark Backo as TBA
  • Rhys Ifans as TBA

There’s no full list confirmed yet, so the above names are coming from IMDb. We will hopefully see Michelle Williams return, too, as we’d love to see more of her as She-Venom.

Is there a Venom 3 trailer?

The Vemon trailer dropped on June 3, 2024. You can check it out in full below:

The trailer offered audiences the first real look at the new movie, with plot details being largely under wraps prior to this footage. However, we now know that following the events of Venom 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the different symbiotes from Venom’s home planet are looking to make their way to Earth.

As such, Eddie and Venom are on the run, with an unknown organization looking to eradicate all symbiotes already on Earth and prevent any more from arriving.

Vemon: The Last Dance plot details

The title was announced on March 13, and fans have already connected the dots between this and the career of Michael Jordan (as per the Netflix docuseries of the same name). Surely, then, this will be the great swansong for Venom, and the movie is likely to have a conclusive ending.

There is also the small matter of Brock being involved in the Spider-Man No Way Home post-credit scene. Having been transported to another dimension, albeit momentarily, we would find it odd if this wasn’t at least mentioned in the next Venom movie. However, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for a Venom versus Spider-Man showdown.

In an interview with Screen Rant, director Andy Serkis said, “I know everyone is desperate for Venom to meet Spider-Man. But I think there’s real mileage in some of the other supervillains that reside in Ravencroft. There’s such fertile ground to be uncovered there. That would be the sandbox I’d be really interested in playing in. Who’s lurking in there that could break out?”

What has happened in the movies so far?

Venom (2018):

A still from Venom
2018 was the release year of the original Venom movie.

In the first entry of Marvel’s anti-superhero movies, Eddie Brock is relieved of his duties as an investigative journalist after attempting to malign tech mogul, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed).

Drake’s nefarious experiments with symbiotes lead to Brock’s encounter with Venom, an outer-space organism that needs a human host to survive. The pair work together to take down Drake for his crimes while learning they’re more alike than they thought.

After the dust has settled, Brock visits serial killer Cletus Kassidy (Woody Harrelson) in prison, though he might regret it.

Venom: Let There Carnage (2021):

An image of Carnage in Venom 2
Venom 2 introduced Carnage,

Shortly after the events of Venom, Eddie Brock is still in contact with Cletus Kassidy. Giving Brock newsworthy features to write about his crimes, Kassidy later attempts to attack Brock, prompting Venom to protect him.

Having revealed that Brock is harboring a secret and getting a taste of his blood, Kassidy later unleashes the deranged symbiote Carnage into the world. Kassidy’s troubled past catches up with him, as childhood flame Frances Berrison (AKA Shriek) aids him on his rampage.

Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham) is caught in the crossfire as Venom defeats Carnage, though it is suggested Mulligan may embark on a symbiotic transformation of his own, possibly becoming Toxin in a future film.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021):

In the post-credits of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Eddie Brock was transported to the MCU 616 universe and is confused about the existence of Spider-Man and other members of the Avengers.

Before he sets off to track down Spider-Man, Brock is transported back to the Sony Pictures universe, following Doctor Strange’s incantation to restore the multiverse (for now).

Where to watch the Venom movies

Tom Hardy’s Venom has appeared in three movies so far: Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Spider-Man: No Way Home (if only briefly) – below, you’ll find a guide on where to watch and stream them.

  • Venom — Disney+
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Starz
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home — Starz

They are also all available to buy or rent via Amazon Prime.

That’s everything we know about Venom 3. Check out other upcoming superhero movies like Spider-Man 4Deadpool 3, or Captain America: Brave New World.

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