Sony’s ‘Venom: The Last Dance’ Will Be Final Film In Trilogy

Sony has confirmed that Venom: The Last Dance, starring Tom Hardy, will conclude the Venom trilogy. Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Motion Picture Group, discussed the end of this era during a Deadline interview, placing the upcoming film alongside major future projects like Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse and the next Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movie.

Introduced in 2018, the first Venom film offered a fresh, darker perspective on the Marvel anti-hero, successfully detaching him from his traditional Spider-Man ties. Its sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, released in 2021 with direction from Andy Serkis, expanded the universe by introducing Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady, also known as Carnage.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The upcoming film, Venom: The Last Dance, marks a significant moment for Sony’s Marvel movies. Rothman emphasised the importance of the film, hinting at a grand finale for Hardy’s portrayal of the alien symbiote. The title itself stirred considerable speculation, but Rothman’s comments suggest a climax that promises to be memorable.

“The third and last Venom, is going to be huge.”

The plot of Venom: The Last Dance remains tightly under wraps, though set photos suggest it picks up shortly after Eddie Brock’s brief crossover into the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film features a robust cast, including newcomers Juno Temple, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Clark Backo, with Kelly Marcel, who has written all three films, making her directorial debut.


Despite the commercial success of the first two films, Sony’s broader Spider-Man Universe has struggled to captivate audiences to the extent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Criticisms of inconsistent tones and screenplay weaknesses have plagued the series, and recent setbacks with films like Morbius and Madame Web have further challenged Sony’s direction.

The conclusion of Hardy’s Venom journey does not necessarily spell the end for Sony’s Marvel adaptations. The upcoming release of Kraven the Hunter and the potential for a Sinister Six movie suggest that Sony remains invested in its Marvel properties, albeit perhaps approaching them with new strategies.

Venom: The Last Dance is set to premiere in cinemas on 25 October.