Tom Hardy Really Wants To Fight Spider-Man In Venom 3
Tom Hardy wants to visit the MCU and a certain neighborhood-friendly Spider-Man for Venom 3.
There's just over a month to go until Venom 2 arrives in theaters, and star Tom Hardy currently has two plans for what's next for the franchise: A third Venom movie, if the sequel proves to be successful, and figuring out just how he can get Disney to agree to let him go a few rounds with Tom Holland's Spider-man.
"I wouldn't be doing the job if I wasn't awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that," Hardy said to Collider about the possibility of a Venom leaping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "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. 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."
For Venom 2, Hardy's protagonist Eddie Brock will be facing off against serial killer Cletus Kassady, who has bonded with a symbiote of his own to become Carnage, sacrificing his wonderfully silly wig in the process. The first film was a huge hit that grossed over $856 million worldwide, and should the second film do well, Venom 3 is all but guaranteed according to Hardy.
These are challenging times for the movie industry though, as even The Suicide Squad couldn't crack the $30 million mark at the US box office last weekend, with factors such as a resurgence in coronavirus infections and streaming options on HBO Max also playing a large part in that film's performance.
Getting Disney to make Venom a part of the MCU would be a major hurdle, although with the formation of the multiverse recently, it's still narratively possible to have a Spider-Man vs Venom film that doesn't star Tobey Maguire beating up Eric Forman from That '70's Show.
In case you missed it, you can check out the latest trailer for the film, which features a whole lot of slimy alien mayhem.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage releases on September 24 and also stars Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Stephen Graham. It's directed by Andy Serkis, the actor who is best known for playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and other motion-capture acting jobs.