“Venom 3” Release Update Revealed as Actor’s Strike Ends
We start with the good news—the actor’s strike is over. After 118 days, SAG-AFTRA and the studios reached a tentative deal on Wednesday, and with that deal, it looks like Hollywood could be back to regular business in as little as a few weeks. The strike officially ended at 12:01 a.m. PT on Thursday, November 9 (according to Deadline), after more than seven months of work stoppage with both the Writer’s Guild and SAG-AFTRA jointly striking for the first time in more than 60 years. It’s excellent news.
For fans of the Venom franchise, the additional good news is, of course, that production can now resume on the third installment. Yet we now know that Venom 3 won’t be arriving next summer, when it was supposed to arrive in theaters on July 12, 2024. Now, Venom 3 will be charging into theaters on November 8, 2024. It’s fitting, in a way, that the antihero with the insatiable appetite will be hitting theaters just in time for Thanksgiving.
Production had begun on Venom 3 in late June in Spain, but it eventually had to shut down once the SAG-AFTRA strike began on July 14. With the later release date, director Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the script with star Tom Hardy, and her team have more time to get the film into proper shape. The later release date also allowed Sony to get screen time in IMAX and premium-format screens, giving audiences a chance to see Hardy’s lovable lunatic Venom on the biggest, sharpest screens in the world.
Newcomers in Venom 3 include stars Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Plot details are still under wraps.
While Venom 3 and a slew of other films, from Warner Bros. Dune: Part Two to Sony’s Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse and Kraven the Hunter, have seen their release dates pushed back, the good news is that Hollywood will be up and running at full capacity before the end of the year.
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Featured image: Venom (2018). Courtesy Sony Pictures